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There are roughly 20 games to go in the NBA regular season. Some teams have dominated since the beginning of the year like the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, while others used an exhilarating 2023 trade deadline to boost their odds such as the Phoenix Suns picking up Kevin Durant.
The two big games on Wednesday night are the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and a later ESPN game with the New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. ET.
The Cavs are an exciting, young team that could make a splash in this year’s postseason and potentially be championship contenders soon. They face the Boston Celtics who have been in the championship conversation in recent years, including last year’s NBA Finals loss to the Warriors.
The later game features a Pelicans team that has slid down the seeding in the Western Conference due to injuries to star Zion Williamson and other key role players. The Trail Blazers, a half-game behind the Pelicans for the final play-in spot, could sneak into the No. 10 seed with a win Wednesday night.
Check out our picks for Wednesday night and how to unlock the BetMGM first bet offer.
More on the BetMGM bonus code offer
The BetMGM first bet offer is now accessible in all BetMGM states, except New York. New customers are able to get up to $1,000 paid back in bonus bets if their first bet doesn’t win.
All you need to do is create an account, deposit at least $10 and place a real-money wager on a qualifying bet.
If your first bet wins, you keep the cash winnings! If it misses, don’t worry, BetMGM has your stake loss covered up to $1,000 in bonus bets.
How do the bonus bets work?
If you bet $50 or less and the wager loses, BetMGM will deposit one payment of bonus bets directly into your account. If your wager is over $50, BetMGM will make five deposits into your account up to the stake number at a maximum of $1,000.
The bonus bets hit your account within 24 hours and must be used within seven days of depositing into the account. Users must be 21+ and reside in a BetMGM state other than New York to qualify.
Keep reading to set up your account and preview our NBA picks using the BetMGM first bet offer.
Setting up your BetMGM account
In order to properly use the first bet offer, your first step is creating your account. Preview how simple it is to take advantage of the first bet offer:
- Navigate to BetMGM.
- Create your account by clicking ‘register’ and filling out all necessary info.
- Use bonus code HANDLETOP during registration or on your betslip.
- Deposit at least $10 into your new account.
- Make your first real-money wager on any qualifying wager.
NBA ESPN Wednesday with BetMGM
Welcome offers with bonus bets are best used in a high value wager. It’s almost a win-win situation in that you’ll either get the cash winnings or you will get bonus bets to cover your stake loss. Let’s create an example parlay with BetMGM to maximize the first bet offer.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
While the Cavs have excelled this season and will be a tough out in the postseason, grab the Celtics to cover the -5. The Celtics dropped their last matchup against the New York Knicks but look to bounce back and have gone 3-2 against the spread in their last five.
This is the first leg of the parlay. We will pair with odds from the later game in order to maximize payout.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers
The Pelicans will still be without Zion Williamson. While Brandon Ingram and C.J. McCollum are great pieces, they aren’t quite enough to carry the team to the postseason.
The Trail Blazers, with a win, can sneak into that 10 seed. Grab the Trail Blazers -1.5, which at -110 is a higher payout than the moneyline.
Damian Lillard had a historic 71-point performance two games ago; however, 35.5 points is a high line. Consider grabbing Lillard’s player prop for under 35.5 points in this matchup; he flew under on Tuesday night with 25 points.
This three-way parlay would yield $596 with a $100 stake. If you win, you now have $696 in your account, if you don’t, BetMGM will send five payments of $20 in bonus bets to cover your stake loss.