A month ago, Major League Baseball seemed like it had no chance of happening, but now, we’re less than 24 hours away from the opening pitch. With the return of baseball comes an incredible promo from DraftKings.
DraftKings is running the Opening Weekend Homerun Boost special for Thursday and Friday’s opening games. Any 2019 All Star to hit a Homerun on MLB Opening Days 7/23-7/24 (eligible players listed below) gets you an even return (+100) on your bet.
Head to the DraftKings Sportsbook and click on the MLB tab. Following Opt-In, you’ll be issued one single-use Odds Boost for ‘Any 2019 All Star to hit a Homerun on MLB Opening Days. The original price was -10000. The boosted price is +100. Be sure to select the boost in your bet slip before placing the bet.
There’s a limit of one qualifying bet per user. The Maximum bet is $25 and the boost expires at 7 PM ET on July 23rd. The promo excludes live bets, parlays, free bets, cash out bets, voided bets, and odds boosts. You must be in CO, PA, IN, IA, NJ, or WV to qualify.
Eligible Players: (Gary Sánchez, Carlos Santana, DJ LeMahieu, Alex Bregman, Jorge Polanco, Mike Trout, George Springer, Michael Brantley, Hunter Pence, James McCann, José Abreu, Daniel Vogelbach, Tommy La Stella, Brandon Lowe, Gleyber Torres, Matt Chapman, Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts, Joey Gallo, Austin Meadows, Whit Merrifield, J.D. Martinez, Willson Contreras, Freddie Freeman, Ketel Marte, Nolan Arenado, Javier Báez, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Ronald Acuña Jr., Yasmani Grandal, J.T. Realmuto, Pete Alonso, Josh Bell, Max Muncy, Mike Moustakas, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rendon, Paul DeJong, Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, Jeff McNeil).
DraftKings also has odds for the World Series, Pennant, Division, as well as Playoff odds, regular season win totals, AL/NL MVP, HR Leader, Hits leader, and AL/NL CY Young. Let’s take a look at the odds of the by division:
MLB Divisional odds on DraftKings PA
White Sox +285
Red Sox +800
Blue Jays +2700
NL East Divisional Pick
Looking at the NL East, the odds are closer among the top four in the division than any other division aside from the NL Central (four teams ranging from +215 to +325 in the NL East). It’s really going to be up for grabs, and because of the shortened season (60 games), we are likely to see some madness throughout the short season.
I like Atlanta in this grouping because they are the most complete team in the division, with an extremely potent offense and a rotation with good upside. 2019 was a breakout season for Atlanta, earlier than most projected, so 2020 leads me to believe they take the next step forward.