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Old 02-06-2021, 06:17 PM   #1
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Best use of risk free bets on Superbowl?

Ok so I signed up with 2 online sportsbooks to get some action on the Superbowl. Each offers $500 risk free bet (wager returned as a single free bet if you lose). What is my best play for using these, assuming I bet $500 at each?

Should I just max one side, go for max profit and then hope to hit both free bets if I lose? Or would I be better off splitting the wagers which would leave me with approx $1000 (minus vig) regardless of outcome, plus one $500 free bet?
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Old 02-06-2021, 09:08 PM   #2
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Re: Best use of risk free bets on Superbowl?

Not considering hedging, if you have a $50k bankroll the best odds to max EG is 22:1. If you have a $10k bankroll the best odds is 11:1. EG for $10k bankroll is 17% for 2 bets. So, find the closest to 0EV somewhere around those odds.

If you are hedging the best odds are both sides +100. EG for that is a bit lower, 13.6%.

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Old 02-06-2021, 09:23 PM   #3
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Re: Best use of risk free bets on Superbowl?

best bet for a risk-free rn based on quick look

Mahomes u0.5 TD passes +1300 & Gronk o9.5 yards 1st recept
for +2700

if you really want to make them pay combine with coin toss -103
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Old 02-06-2021, 09:41 PM   #4
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Re: Best use of risk free bets on Superbowl?

I would go with the no-hedge option just for EG, but I would look for props that correlate. Something like Brady o3.5 TD passes + Gronk o0.5 TD reception, as those should be correlated. You are getting your $500 back for each bet if you lose, so the big premium is winning both bets.

And EG for the +100 hedge option should be 14.75%, assuming 2.5% vig. I used the log value above (0.136) without calculating exp().

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Old 09-01-2021, 08:58 AM   #5
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Re: Best use of risk free bets on Superbowl?

Bump for other thread asking about risk free bets
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