Best Michigan Sports Betting Bonuses For CFB Week 1

Michigan and Michigan State will see their first action of the 2022 college football season this weekend. Both are heavy favorites against their respective opponents. But covering large spreads can be tricky, which makes this a great weekend for Michigan sports bettors to take advantage of Michigan sports betting bonuses.

Of course, with sports betting bonuses, it is important for bettors to read the terms and conditions. Let’s review some of the bonuses fans available at Michigan sports betting apps that bettors have at their disposal this weekend.

Best Michigan Sports Betting Bonuses

The following sports betting bonuses are for new users only.

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DraftKings Sportsbook$50 Free Bet + $1,000 Deposit MatchClick to Claim
Caesars SportsbookUp To $1,250 On CaesarsClick to claim with promo code SHARPBETFULL
BetMGM Sportsbook$1,000 Risk-Free BetClick to claim with bonus code SHARP
BetRivers Sportsbook$500 2nd Chance Free BetClick to claim with bonus code SHARPRIV
FanDuel Sportsbook$1,000 no sweat first betClick to Claim
PointsBet Sportsbook$2,000 in second chance free bets across two bets (up to $500 as a fixed odds wager and up to $1,500 as a "pointbetting" wager)Click to claim with bonus code BESTOFFER
Sports Illustrated SportsbookBet $10, get $80 (across eight $10 bets)Click to claim with promo code 80SI

DraftKings Michigan Sports Betting Bonus

To get your sports betting journey and college football season off to a strong start, DraftKings Michigan rewards new users for signing up with a $50 free bet and a 20% first deposit match with a max value of $1,000. You’ll get the free bet after you register for a new account and make your first deposit (min. $5).

As for the deposit match, it applies to only your first deposit. So, don’t deposit $5 just to get the free bet and then deposit more later. To collect the max value of the promo, users will need to deposit at least $5,000. If you want to deposit more, you can. But the max value of your bonus is still $1,000. Still, depositing $1,000 would still bring in a cool $200 bonus.

While it is a generous bonus, the terms and conditions make it a little tricky. With the play-through requirement (5X), if you go with just a $5 deposit, you’ll need to wager $25 for a $1 bonus credit.

Caesars Michigan Sports Betting Bonus: Code SHARPBETFULL

New users at Caesars Michigan are eligible for a first bet on Caesars of up to $1,250 plus 1,000 rewards and 1,000 tier credits. To claim your bonus from Caesars, you’ll need to register for a new account and enter the promo code SHARPBETFULL when prompted to do so. The promo applies to the first bet you make at Caesars Sportsbook.

Should you lose, Caesars will credit your account with a free bet equal in value to your stake but not more than $1,250.

BetMGM Michigan Sports Betting Bonus: Code SHARP

BetMGM Michigan welcomes new users by offering them a risk-free bet with a max value of $1,000. For new users to claim it, they will need to enter the BetMGM promo code SHARP. They’ll also need to make their first deposit and then their first bet. If they lose, BetMGM will credit their account with free bets equal to the stake of your first bet.

BetRivers Michigan Sports Betting Bonus: Code SHARPRIV

BetRivers Michigan welcomes its new users with a second chance bet with a max value of $500. Should you lose your first bet after signing up, BetRivers will credit your account with free bets equal in value to your stake up to $500. Bet $200, and you’ll receive $200 in free bet credits; bet $500 and you’ll receive $500 in free bets.

But if you lose $1,000, you’ll only get $500 in free bets back.

FanDuel Michigan Sports Betting Bonus

FanDuel Michigan does not want new users to worry about losing their first bet. To that end, it rewards new users with a $1,000 No Sweat, First Bet. To claim it, new users need to click on our exclusive link and sign up for a new account with FanDuel. Should they lose their first bet, FanDuel will credit their account with free bets equal in value to their first bet.

PointsBet Michigan Sports Betting Bonus: Code BESTOFFER

The sports betting bonus offered by PointsBet Michigan is a little more unique than the rest. When new users sign up for an account and use the promo code BESTOFFER, they’ll receive two risk-free bets. One will max out at $500 and be good for fixed odds wagers. The other will be for a “pointsbetting” wager.

If you lose either of your first bets, PointsBet will deposit free bets equal to your stake but no more than the limit for each.

Michigan Teams In Action During College Football Week 1

Several Michigan colleges will see action this weekend, but let’s focus on two — Michigan State and Michigan. The Spartans will face Western Michigan Friday at 7 p.m. ET in Spartan Stadium. Kick-off for Michigan’s game against Colorado State will be at 12 p.m. ET.

Western Michigan vs. Michigan State Odds

SportsbookPoint SpreadMoneylineTotal
BetMGMWestern Michigan +22.5 (-110)
Michigan State -22.5 (-110)
Western Michigan +1000
Michigan State -2000
Over 54.5 (-110)
Under 54.5 (-110)
DraftKingsWestern Michigan +22 (-110)
Michigan State -22 (-110)
Western Michigan +1100
Michigan State -2100
Over 54.5 (-115)
Under 54.5 (-105)
FanDuelWestern Michigan +23.5 (-110)
Michigan State -23.5 (-110)
Western Michigan +1100
Michigan State -2300
Over 54.5 (-114)
Under 54.5 (-106)
CaesarsWestern Michigan +22 (-110)
Michigan State -22 (-110)
Western Michigan +1050
Michigan State -2000
Over 54.5 (-110)
Under 54.5 (-110)

Expectations will be high for the Spartans in 2022 after going 11-2 and beating Michigan (again) and a solid Penn State team. Can they do it again, or maybe do even better?

Losing a running back of Kenneth Walker’s caliber will not make it easy. However, Jarek Broussard and Jalen Beger are solid backs and should give the Spartans a decent run game. But even if they do not, Payton Thorne showed fans he can lead the way sans running game in Michigan State’s bowl game last year, which Walker sat out.

Thorne should have an excellent day connecting with Jaylen Reed against Western Michigan’s secondary.

However, the key to the game for the Spartans may be whether the defense can slow down an excellent running back tandem in Broncos’ backs Sean Tyler and La’Darius Jefferson. It may not matter if the Spartans’ secondary is as bad as last year. The Broncos will be too busy throwing on them all day.

Big Ten Championship Odds: Michigan State | Michigan

Michigan vs. Colorado State Odds

SportsbookPoint SpreadMoneylineTotal
BetMGMMichigan -30.5 (-110)
Colorado State +30.5 (-110)
Michigan -10000
Colorado State +2000
Over 61.5 (-110)
Under 61.5 (-110)
DraftKingsMichigan -30.5 (-110)
Colorado State +30.5 (-110)
Michigan -10000
Colorado State +1800
Over 62 (-105)
Under 62 (-115)
FanDuelMichigan -30.5 (-110)
Colorado State +30.5 (-110)
Michigan -4500
Colorado State +1600
Over 61.5 (-114)
Under 61.5 (-106)
CaesarsMichigan -30.5 (-110)
Colorado State +30.5 (-110)
Michigan -15000
Colorado State +2200
Over 61.5 (-110)
Under 61.5 (-110)

It all came together for Michigan last season. Not only did the Wolverines beat Ohio State and win the Big Ten, but they qualified for the College Football Playoffs and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the country. (What are the odds they’ll do it again?) However, with success comes expectations.

Cade McNamara gets the start behind center this week; next week, it will be J.J. McCarthy. McNamara is more of a known commodity than McCarthy and should be more than capable of getting the job done against Colorado State. Having wide receiver Ronnie Bell back will help. He missed last season because of a knee injury.

The offensive line will need some time to gel. Blake Corum is one of the better running backs in the Big Ten. However, the defense lost a ton of star power from last year’s squad. Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo now call the NFL home, but even with them, the pass rush was not too impressive most of the time.

They should be fine against a rebuilding Rams offense with a ton of new parts and a new head coach. But if Jay Norvell can get them all on the same page in time for Saturday, the Michigan defense could get more of a workout than expected.

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About the Author

Travis Pulver

Travis Pulver is a Senior Writer at Michigan Sharp as well as a lifelong football fan, which he believes comes naturally as he hails from the football-crazy state of Texas. His love of sports, over the years, has grown to include basketball, baseball, rugby, and golf. Currently, life finds him in Indiana with his wife and two kids.