bet365 and paddy power offer
As well as the very generous offer of 2UP, Bet365 and Paddy Power run a similar offer for American Football (or NFL) called 14UP.
This offer has proved to be even more popular with matched bettors as this has a tendency to come in a lot more than 2UP does. So this can turn out to be very lucrative indeed.
What is 14UP?
The 14UP offer happens when you have placed a bet on a team to win an American Football match on any eligible games with Bet365 or Paddy Power.
If your chosen team goes 14 points up within the match, Bet 365 or Paddy Power will pay out your bet straight away in full regardless of whether the game ends with the other team winning.
How do I benefit from this?
When placing your bet with the bookmaker for your chosen team, you will lay this off like normal at the exchange.
So if your team goes 14 points up at the bookies and the payout has been confirmed, there are 2 options:
- Hope that the other team comes back and wins the match. If this happens we win our back bet with the bookies and also our lay bet at the exchange. Which means big profits!
2. We can lock in a smaller profit straight away using the Early Payout Calculator and cashing out at the exchange once our payout at the bookies has been confirmed.
Real life example:
Let’s say we’ve found close odds on the game above for Baltimore (BAL) Ravens to win. For NFL games, we are looking at Money Line for the winner.
We would enter our stake, back odds, lay odds and our commission into the Early Payout Calculator. For this example, I will be using a £50 stake.
You can see from the calculator profit breakdown above that if the bet ran as normal, Baltimore Ravens didn’t go 14 points up and the bookmaker has not paid out, we would be looking at a qualifying loss of 83p.
However, let’s have a look at what happens if Baltimore Ravens do go 14 points up and the bookmaker has paid out.
Option 1 – Hope the other team comes back:
If we look at the early payout section of the calculator, we’ll see there is a drop down menu after “Has the bookmaker paid out early?”. If we select YES we can see that the profit breakdown now has some different outcomes:
- Baltimore Ravens go on to win the game – we lose 83p
- LA Chargers come back and win the game and Baltimore Ravens lose – We make £139.18 profit!
- In the unlikely event the game ends in a tie (you’ll notice that you are unable to bet on a tie/draw) all bets are declared void and both your back stake and lay liability will be returned to you. So ignore the “If Team Draw” option.
Not too bad for an 83p risk, I think you’ll agree.
Now, for the more risk averse, there’s option 2.
Option 2 – Cash out early for guaranteed profit:
If Baltimore Ravens have gone 14 points up and the bookie has paid out early we will have a £90 return on our £50 back bet in our bookmaker account before the game has even finished, however we still have our lay bet running at the exchange.
What we can now do is “cash out” at the exchange. To do this we would need to go over to the exchange account and check what the BACK odds are for Baltimore Ravens to win the match. I have assumed in this example that the BACK odds are 1.8 at this point in the game.
I go back to the Early Payout Calculator and enter the exchange BACK odds of 1.8 as shown above and the calculator will work out the BACK stake that I would need to enter at the exchange. In this case it is £78.34. So I would now place a BACK bet (not a LAY bet) on Baltimore Ravens to win at the exchange at odds of 1.8. By doing this I will lock in a profit of £61.84 and my overall liability at the exchange on this market will now be £28.16 no matter what the end result of the game.
To make it a bit clearer – I will have made £90 profit at the bookies minus £28.16 liability at the exchange after cashing out which results in £61.84 profit overall, no matter what the result.
- Try and go for a team that has odds of over 2.0, any lower than this and the cash out odds tend not to be worth it.
- Try to keep your qualifying losses to under £1.
- If your team does go 14UP then it can be worth waiting to see if the other team start to come back, before cashing out (depending how late in the game it is).
- When cashing out, make sure you are looking at the BACK odds at the exchange rather than the LAY odds.
- If you are looking to complete a 14UP offer on a match, you need to avoid having any other bets on the same match. This is because you will be unable to cash out if you have any other liabilities on the same match.
- Wait until your early payout has been confirmed before cashing out at the exchange.
- If you have an Oddsmonkey account, you can set up a filter on the oddsmatcher for close 14UP matches. This can also be set up to email you notifications of when close matches are available.
- Please see below for eligible Games.
Bet365: All NFL Games
Paddy Power: Televised NFL games only. You will know if it’s a 14UP offer by the Early Payout sign underneath the game (as seen below).