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What is a PrizePicks Power Play?

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PrizePicks is one of the most popular daily fantasy apps in sports betting due to its availability across most states in the country. It’s also a fun way to back your favorite players and make serious money on parlay winnings.

PrizePicks is all player prop betting in the form of parlays. The lowest number of legs you can do on the platform is two picks and the highest is six (in the form of a flex play). Of course, a six leg parlay is going to have a large payout (25x your bet) if all of the legs hit, but that is unlikely to happen often.

There are two different types of entries in PrizePicks, those being flex plays and power plays. Flex plays allow for smaller returns if you only hit some legs of your entry, but power plays are going all-in on your selections.

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Power plays only cash if every entry hits, but they offer higher payouts if you select them. If you hit 2/3 legs on a flex play, for example, you’d earn some of your money back. However, 2/3 on a power play results in a loss.

Here’s an example of the two choices PrizePicks bettors have when it comes to three-leg entries. The flex play is safer, of course, as hitting 2/3 results in minor profit, but the power play allows for a 5x return (or +400 odds) if the bet hits. This means that you could hit 1/4 on these entries and still be profiting.

On lower leg entries like this example, using the power play is often a good option to build up your PrizePicks bankroll. Higher leg parlays, for example, can be better off playing it safe with a flex play.

Once you go up to five or six leg entries, you cannot place a power play. PrizePicks only offers them on entries up to four legs. A six-leg entry, for example, is automatically a flex play that offers 25x return for six successful picks, 2x for five and 0.4x for four.

A four-pick power play nets a 10x return if all the entries hit, but that of course is less likely since if one leg loses, the bet is dead. If you use mathematically profitable bets using OddsJam’s Positive EV page, you increase your chances of winning with sharp bets that beat many of the other sportsbook’s odds.

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