Tonight’s Thursday Night NFL action will pit the last two number 1 picks in the last two NFL Drafts against each other. The number 1 pick from 2020, Joe Burrow will be under center for the Cincinnati Bengals, hoping to make it three wins from four against the number 1 pick of 2021, Trevor Lawrence and his winless Jacksonville Jaguars.
It should be an intriguing game as the Bengals seek to improve to 3-1 after a surprisingly good start to the season that has left them in pole position in the AFC North. A nice balance between their run game and passing game has seen them average 5.3 yards on offense per play.
For the Jags, it is an opportunity for Lawrence to pick up his first win as an NFL professional albeit the Jags are the underdogs for the game.
However, for punters, BetRivers Sportsbook’s Thursday Night Throwdown promotion is one that they should consider, especially if they want to follow the fortunes of the two young signal callers in tonight’s clash.
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To qualify for this offer from BetRivers, simply log in to your account and head on over to the site. There’s no need to Opt In for this promotion, simply head over to the markets for the Thursday Night Football game between the Jags and Bengals and look at the full game spread wager markets.
Once you have selected a bet from these markets that you like the look of, then you need to place a $50 real money bet on that market. Once your bet is placed, then the bonus will kick in.
Your bet must be a pre-game wager and the odds on your selection has to be of odds greater than -200 for the bet to qualify.
Once you have made a qualifying bet, then whichever team you have backed in your wager, for every completed pass the quarterback of that team throws during Thursday Night’s game, you will receive $1 towards a Free Bet.
At the end of the game, the total number of completed passes made by your quarterback will be added up, and you will receive that sum as a Free Bet on Friday 1st October by 3.00pm ET.
So for example, if you back the Jaguars on a spread bet and in the game, Trevor Lawrence throws 38 passes, 25 of which are completions, then regardless of whether the Jaguars win or lose, or even if your bet wins or loses, you will receive a free bet worth $25 ($1 per 25 completions).
Who Should I Back Tonight? – Lawrence V Burrow
With this offer, you are not just betting on the outcome of a market on the Bengals V Jaguars game, but also the performance of the two quarterbacks, so which one is the player most likely to bring you the most in terms of the value of a free bet.
Well, let’s compare how the two have performed this season:
QB Comparison – Lawrence v Burrow
- Pass Attempts – Lawrence (118) v Burrow (75)
- Pass Completions – Lawrence (64) v Burrow (53)
- Completion Percentage – Lawrence (54.2%) v Burrow (70.7%)
- Yards Thrown – Lawrence (669) v Burrow (640)
- Touchdowns – Lawrence (5) v Burrow (7)
- Interceptions – Lawrence (7) v Burrow (4)
- QB Rating – Lawrence (60.3) v Burrow (105.4)
What is clear is that Burrow has been by far the more efficient quarterback of the two, throwing three fewer interceptions and having a far greater completion percentage than the Rookie in his first NFL season.
Having ex-college team mate Ja’Marr Chase on the team has certainly helped Burrow this season and the receiver has caught 11 of Burrow’s passes.
So with a completion percentage of over 70.7%, and the likelihood that the Bengals will win the game as the better of the two teams, I’d be putting my money on a spread bet for the Bengals in the hope that Burrows economy will help you land a decent sized free bet.