Week 3 of the college football season is here, and an ACC showdown headlines Friday night’s schedule. Florida State (2-0) hopes to maintain its undefeated record against a Louisville team (1-1) fresh off a quality road victory over UCF.
Oddsmakers expect a close contest, and FanDuel Sportsbook is offering a “No Sweat First Bet” to new customers. New users can place their first bet on the mobile sportsbook up to $1,000, and if the bet doesn’t hit, FanDuel will give a refund in the form of free bet credits.
FanDuel’s No Sweat First Bet
The third weekend with a full college football slate kicks off with an engaging matchup between divisional foes, as Florida State and Louisville square off on a national stage. For new bettors hoping to jump in on this weekend’s gridiron action, FanDuel’s “No Sweat First Bet” promotion eases you into sports betting, giving new customers a refund in free bet credit if their first bet doesn’t hit.
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To participate in the promotion, new users can sign up for a FanDuel account and deposit at least $10 to become eligible. The promotion allows for “no sweat first bets” up to $1,000, although you don’t have to wager $1,000.
If the bet doesn’t win, FanDuel will refund the bet amount in free bet credits, which should be distributed to customers’ accounts within 72 hours of the wager being settled. It’s worth noting that free bet credits only pay out winnings, not the original stake of any wagers.
For example, if you use $1,000 worth of free bet credits to bet using +100 odds, you’ll receive $1,000 back if the bet wins. If you place a winning wager using free bet credits on something with shorter odds than +100, you’ll receive less than $1,000 back. FanDuel free bets expire after two weeks, so if that first “no sweat” wager doesn’t cash, don’t wait too long to use those free bet credits.
Date: Friday, Sept. 16, 2022
Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Location: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Participants: Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Cardinals
Odds: Florida State -2.5 (-114), O/U 56.5
Florida State vs. Louisville betting preview
Florida State leads the all-time series between these programs 16-6, but Louisville has defeated the Seminoles in each of the last two seasons. The Cardinals beat the Seminoles 31-23 last year, as Louisville opened up a 31-7 lead behind four Malik Cunningham touchdowns. Florida State made the final score respectable, but Louisville controlled the game.
In 2020, Louisville dominated Florida State, winning 48-16 with Cunningham throwing for a pair of touchdowns. Despite recent success in the series and home-field advantage, Louisville is a 2.5-point underdog Friday night. The point total on FanDuel Sportsbook is listed at 56.5
Florida State -2.5
Mike Norvell’s season is already off to a strong start, with Florida State steamrolling an FCS team in Week 0 and earning a prime-time win in Week 1 by beating LSU 24-23 in dramatic fashion. Florida State was off last week, giving the program extra time to prepare for its ACC opener.
Jordan Travis’ early season results look promising, as the Florida State quarterback threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns in the win over LSU. He’s yet to throw an interception this season. Defensively, Jared Verse seems like a tremendous transfer portal addition along the defensive edge, as the Albany transfer has four tackles for loss and three sacks through two games.
While likely not a national contender this season, there’s reason to believe Florida State’s program is heading in the right direction.
Louisville looked awful in Week 1, getting blown out by Syracuse 31-7. The team rallied in Week 2, however, winning 20-14 as an underdog at UCF. The two performances leave us wondering which version of the Cardinals will show up Friday night in the conference opener.
Surprisingly, Louisville’s offense has yet to get going this season. While still led by Cunningham at quarterback, the team is averaging fewer than 400 yards per game and has committed four turnovers in two weeks. It’s a small sample size, but the team’s scoring average of 13.5 points per game pales in comparison to last year’s 31.6. Expect some improvement offensively in coming weeks.
The Cardinals struggled defensively against Syracuse but rallied to hold UCF to 339 yards. Defensive lineman YaYa Diaby was a disruptive force against UCF, recording 1.5 sacks.
FanDuel’s No Sweat First Bet
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