The SEC border rivalry between Georgia and Tennessee has produced several pulsating finishes over the last 30 years.
In 1995, Peyton Manning surgically led the Volunteers down the field for a game-winning field goal in the final seconds to defeat the Bulldogs 30-27. Then, 21 years later, Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason hit Riley Ridley for a 47-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left, only to see Tennessee steal the win on a Hail Mary with no time remaining.
But never before has a matchup between the two foes garnered so much hype. For the intriguing showdowns, which features college football’s top two teams, new users at FanDuel Sportsbook will be able to capitalize on a $1,000 No Sweat First Bet offer.
#1 Tennessee at #3 Georgia is currently the most expensive regular season college football game on record, per @tickpick.
Get-in price: $626
Most expensive: $5,233 pic.twitter.com/BnLuMDH6Fg
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) November 2, 2022
On the heels of a 44-6 rout over Kentucky last week, Tennessee moved into a tie with Ohio State for the No. 2 ranking in the AP Top 25. Georgia, meanwhile, defeated arch rival Florida to remain No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week. However, when the College Football Playoff committee revealed their first rankings on Tuesday night, the Vols, not the Dawgs, received top billing. The matchup in Athens, Georgia, marks the first time the two rivals will meet in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown.
Over the last several years, FanDuel has emerged as one of the top mobile sportsbooks in the U.S. FanDuel’s sports wagering app receives high marks for ease of use and provides a fan-friendly experience for any bettor.
With an attractive welcome bonus, users can access FanDuel’s expansive wagering menu on exciting college football Saturdays.
FanDuel’s $1K No Sweat First Bet
FanDuel’s No Sweat First Bet gives customers the chance to risk up to $1,000 on their initial bet. If the bet is not declared a winner, FanDuel will refund the bettor in full with free bet credits.
Here we will discuss the key aspects of the welcome offer and other important details that you need to know before signing up at FanDuel Sportsbook.
New users of FanDuel Sportsbook should take the following steps to receive their $1,000 No Sweat First Bet:
Visit FanDuel Sportsbook and create an account using this link or another link listed in this story.
FanDuel allows you to deposit anywhere from $10 to $1,000. If you decide to deposit more than $1,000 for your first wager, your initial bet credits will not exceed $1,000.
Make your first bet on any market for Saturday’s slate of college games.
Before you fire up your FanDuel mobile sports betting app, we’ll review how the welcome offer works.
Details of the No Sweat First Bet
If you don’t want to bet the full $1,000 on your initial wager, FanDuel gives you the option of wagering a lower amount. Let’s say you place $100 on Georgia -8.5 at -110 odds. With those odds, you stand to potentially get a return of $190.91 ($100 bet + $90.91 in winnings). A quick start on Saturday gives you the chance to nearly double your bankroll.
Of course, bad beats happen sporadically, as do outright losses against the spread. If you do lose on Saturday, this is where the “no sweat” portion of the offer kicks in. After the loss, FanDuel will match your stake in free bet credits. The amount will be available in free sportsbook credits that you can use at FanDuel to win actual cash.
Based on the parameters of the $100 wager described above, if Georgia does not cover, FanDuel will place $100 in free credits into your account. Or if you decide instead to wager $500 on Stetson Bennett and the Dawgs, your account will receive free credits of $500 if Tennessee prevails with the spread. The free site credits can be used on any of FanDuel’s offerings on its online sportsbook, which will match your initial wager up to $1,000.
It is important to note that when you place a wager with a bet made in free credits, you will not receive your initial stake back in winnings. Eligible players must be at least 21 years old to play on FanDuel Sportsbook, and full terms and conditions apply. No FanDuel Sportsbook promo code is required.
Tennessee at Georgia Preview
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Georgia -8.5
Over/Under on FanDuel Sportsbook: 66.5 points (over -114/under -106)
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
The total of 66.5 is relatively high, but reasonable when you consider Tennessee’s ability to light up the scoreboard. Over its last four games, Tennessee has averaged 50.3 points per game, including a thrilling 52-49 win over then-No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 15. Georgia, which had five defensive players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, has allowed 20 points or more twice over the last month.
In terms of team totals, FanDuel set the total for Georgia at 37.5 points. The Bulldogs have eclipsed that mark in six of eight games this year. Still, there is some juice on the under at -125. The total for Tennessee has been set at 27.5 points, with an equal amount of juice at -113 on both sides.
The Vols are led by quarterback Hendon Hooker, who has thrown for 21 touchdowns against just one interception on the season. Hooker is favored to win the Heisman Trophy at FanDuel, with odds of +100. Tennessee wideout Jalin Hyatt leads the SEC in receiving touchdowns with 14 — six more than the next closest receiver.
Use your No Sweat First Bet on any sport
FanDuel’s $1K No Sweat First Bet extends past the Tennessee-Georgia matchup. If you decide not to use the promotion on the game, there are plenty of other markets to use it on, including key games in the Big Ten, ACC, and Pac-12. In addition, the weekend menu includes the World Series, the NBA, the NHL, the MLS Cup, and Week 9 in the NFL.
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