Bears -3 and Free $5k Week 13 Pick’em on DraftKings Illinois

dk icon box green150DraftKings Illinois is one of your best options for betting in The Prairie State. Right now, DraftKings Sportsbook has tons of great promotions and opportunities to make cash without spending a dime. Hitting big on one of these contests or promotions is a great way to get your bankroll going without making a big deposit into your virtual wallet.

Not to mention that DraftKings is offering a $1,000 deposit bonus. The deposit bonus is at a 20% rate and is valid when signing up as a new user in Illinois. Click the links below to unlock this offer!

 

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Free Daily Pools Week 13 Pick’em

nfl logo 100Every single week there are new pools on DraftKings Sportsbook. These pools are completely free and have thousands of dollars in prize money up for grabs. You have pools ranging from basketball to baseball to the weather. There are collegiate and professional pools and pools that include spreads or player-prop bets. The amount of diversity offered is incredible.

DraftKings is currently offering a $5,000 prize pool for the NFL pick’em on the spreads for Week 13. The way to enter this pool is simple. First, head over to the promotions tab on DraftKings’ sportsbook application. Then, head over to the free pools and select the Week 13 Pick’em. Lastly, simply submit your picks and hope you end the week a winner!

Best Picks: Bears vs Lions

For your free pool, you will have to choose between the Lions at +3 or Bears at -3; this is a tough spread, and going into Week 13, it is not very clear where to go.

Bears -3

Chicago BearsI really believe that the only place to put your money on this game or who to select for your weekly pool is the Bears at -3. Yes, the Bears have their struggles on offense; this team may have the worst offense in the NFL. However, the defense will save them in this game. Matt Stafford has looked like a shell of himself without Kenny Golladay, and nobody has stepped up.

Mitchell Trubisky will not have to do much to win this game, and that is great news for Bears fans. Relying on either Foles or Trubisky has been a nightmare all season. The thing is, the team should put up points on this bad Lions’ defense, but they will not. Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, and Anthony Miller will all be running free in this game while Trubisky misses reads and throws inaccurate balls. So far, I have not given much reason as to why you should select the Bears at -3.

The reason all lies in the defense. Khalil Mack will feast in this matchup if Stafford has to drop back to pass consistently. While D’Andre Swift will be back, and he has shown some explosiveness, it will not be enough for the Lions to sustain drives in the game. The Lions will be lucky to reach 14 points in this game.

This means that Matt Nagy only has to put together 18 points on offense, maybe less with a defensive or special teams score, to win you this spread. Choosing one, I think that I have to go with the Bears despite Nagy, Trubisky, and that terrible offensive line.

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Matthew is a UC Berkeley economic and philosophy graduate. He has played DFS, Football pools, and survival leagues for most of his adult life. Matthew brings to the table great strategies for both your GPP and Cash plays as well as a winning track record with his picks of the week.

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