The 2022 NBA Playoffs are close to starting, which means another chance for Drake to be betting big. After already bet big on betting NFL, UFC, and NCAA this year, The 6 God posted on his Instagram Stories on Thursday (April 14) to reveal the enormous bet he placed on the NBA postseason.
Drake Betting Big on Golden State
Drizzy’s betting slip from his preferred betting application called Stake shows that he’s betting $200,000 in CAD (roughly $188,000 in USD) for the Golden State Warriors to win the Western Conference. Should Steph Curry and co. be crowned Western Conference champions in June, then the OVO rapper is in line to be rewarded with a cool $1 million in CAD ($793,000).
“Such an unpredictable season… Can be I predicting the future? @stake” commenting on the photo, which also included the emoji for a crystal ball.
The 2022 NBA Playoffs tip-off on Saturday (April 16) with four games. The first game will be the Dallas Mavericks versus the Utah Jazz. Following that, basketball fans can catch the Memphis Grizzlies going up against the Minnesota Timberwolves, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers facing Drake’s home town Toronto Raptors.
In the case of Drake’s expected Western Conference champs, the number 3 seed Golden State Warriors hope to get their postseason off to a good start. Golden State opens up against the six-seed Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. Steph Curry and the Warriors haven’t reached the Western Conference Finals since 2019. They smashed their opponents, the Portland Trailblazers, 4-0. They then went on defeating the Toronto Raptors 4-2 in the Finals.
After a shaky two seasons that led to them not making playoffs completely following Kevin Durant’s departure for Brooklyn. The Golden State Warriors bounced back this year, putting together a solid 53-29 regular-season record thanks to another impressive season from Steph Curry. Along with the return of his fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson, and a resurgence of contributions from the league’s Most Improved Player player Jordan Poole.
Drake has not hidden his fondness of Steph Curry and the Warriors. As he has referred to the team several times in his raps. “I been Steph Curry with the shot. Been cookin’ with the sauce, Chef Curry with the pot, boy,” Drake rapped about “0 to 100,” while on “Summer Sixteen,” he bragged; about “Golden State running practice at my house.”
Drake Hoping for Better Results
Drake is hoping for luck that is better than his recent bouts. In March, Drake lost $275,000 following Colby Covington defeating Jorge Masvidal in their UFC 272 bout. A few weeks later, he was also stung by an additional $100,000 loss after University of North Carolina Tar Heels defeated their fierce rivals, Duke University Blue Devils, with a score of 81-77, in their Final Four matchup.
Then, Drake saw (most of) his $1.26 million bets on Super Bowl LVI pay off in February. Because of the Los Angeles Rams’ 23-20 victory against their AFC opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals. He also had Odell Beckham Jr.’s first-quarter touchdown, the 6 God earned $1.55 million. Drake betting big this NBA playoffs could pay off huge like it did in the Super Bowl.