Upcoming Games To Bet On Now That Louisiana Sports Betting Is Live

Mobile sports betting is now live in Louisiana! With Friday’s launch, a handful of sportsbook apps can now be used in Louisiana. In addition, several welcome bonus offers are available to Louisiana bettors.

Along with the rollout of mobile wagering, bettors in the state have been able to place in-person wagers since early October. In total, 10 casinos have launched retail sportsbooks. It is certainly an exciting time to be a sports fan in Louisiana.

Now that Louisiana bettors have the option to bet on their phones or in person, let’s take a look at some notable sporting events this weekend.

NFL Championship Sunday

The NFL Playoffs move along this weekend with a pair of games to decide who will play in Super Bowl LVI. Both games take place on Sunday, and both should be tremendous matchups to watch unfold. Former LSU national champion Joe Burrow and the Bengals take on the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game (CBS, 2 p.m. CT), which will be followed by the 49ers visiting the Rams in the NFC Championship Game (FOX, 5:30 p.m. CT).

These are likely to be two of the most bet games in the sports world this weekend in Louisiana. The chart below shows the current odds on DraftKings Louisiana for both games:

AFC Championship: Bengals vs ChiefsBengals +7 (+100)
Chiefs -7 (-120)
Bengals +280
Chiefs -365
Over 54.5 (-105)
Under 54.5 (-115)
NFC Championship: 49ers vs Rams49ers +3.5 (-110)
Rams -3.5 (-110)
49ers +155
Rams -180
Over 45.5 (-110)
Under 45.5 (-110)

To enhance the action, DraftKings is running a special promo for the Bengals/Chiefs matchup. Bettors in Louisiana can win a max of $25 if LSU alum Joe Burrow completes a single pass. Quick terms:

  • Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. CT
  • “Joe Burrow to complete a pass” is boosted to +100 odds
  • Find the promo at the top of the screen on the app, or in the “DK Promotions” tab
  • Max Bet $25
  • One qualifying bet per user
  • Bet must be placed prior to the start of the game

Also read: DraftKings Louisiana Promo Code $50 Free Bet + $1,000 Deposit Match

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are in action two times this weekend. The Pelicans host the Nuggets on Friday at 7 p.m. CT and then host the Celtics on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT. The Pelicans find themselves as 4-point underdogs in tonight’s matchup against the Nuggets, while the over/under is set at 218. The odds for Saturday’s matchup against the Celtics have not yet been released on DraftKings.

Similar to the “Joe Burrow to complete a pass” promo, DraftKings is offering a “Double Your Money” promo for the Nuggets/Pelicans game on Friday night. Bettors in Louisiana can win a max of $25 if either team scores a point.

Quick terms:

  • Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. CT
  • “Either Team to Score a Point” is boosted to +100
  • Find the promo at the top of the screen on the app, or in the “DK Promotions” tab
  • Max Bet $25
  • One qualifying bet per user
  • Bet must be placed prior to the start of the game

FanDuel Louisiana is running a similar promo. “1+ Total Points Scored in Pelicans v Nuggets (1/28)” is boosted to +100 as well. FanDuel has a higher bet limit, setting the max bet at $50 compared to DraftKings’ limit of $25. Both are tremendous offers that all sports bettors in Louisiana should be sure to capitalize on.

Also read: Get $1,000 Risk-Free Bet Or 30-to-1 NFL Odds Boost With FanDuel Louisiana Promo Code


The LSU Tigers men’s basketball team finished its non-conference schedule with a 12-0 record. However, the Tigers are 4-4 in SEC play. The good news is that they are still the No. 19 team in the country with a record of 16-4. They are in action on Saturday as they take a break from SEC play in a road matchup with TCU. The Horned Frogs are 13-4 overall and 3-3 in Big 12 play. LSU is 14-6 against the spread this season, while TCU is 9-6-2 ATS. It’s also worth noting that the under is 16-4 for LSU this season. The odds for this game have not yet been posted, so be sure to keep an eye out on numerous sportsbooks to see the lines once they are listed.

All in all, it should be an exciting weekend for Louisiana sports bettors.

Photo courtesy of Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire

About the Author

Connor Grootenhuis

Connor Grootenhuis is a Content Manager and sportswriter covering all things sports betting. Based in the Bayou State of Louisiana, he is a lifelong sports fan and a believer that every loss is a bad beat and every win is easy money.