- The Golden State Warriors have +400 odds to win the Western Conference Finals.
- Drake put $200k on the Warriors to win the Western Conference Finals.
SAN FRANCISCO – Rap Superstar, Drake, has continued his streak of major bets on sports with the NBA Playoffs about to get underway. The Canadian rapper recently shared that he placed $200,000 on the Golden State Warriors to win the Western Conference Finals.
The news came as Drake shared on his Instagram story that he placed the big bet on Stake legal online sportsbook that had the odds listed at +500 where his payout would come out to $1 million.
Drake just bet $200K on the Warriors to win the west 😬 pic.twitter.com/aVC8jwjgKU
— Guru (@DrGuru_) April 15, 2022
Drake has been using Stake for all of his betting needs as he recently inked a multi-year deal with the sportsbook that includes live streaming while using the site and different social media posts such as the one he did for his Warriors bet.
The Warriors Connection And Drakes Biggest Bets
It makes sense that Drake would place this bet on the Warriors’ NBA odds considering that he has been very close to the team since they won the 2015 NBA Championship. He has had many lyrics in his songs that relate back to Golden State.
In his song “Summer Sixteen” his lyrics went “Golden State running practice at my house.” Drake has an indoor basketball court in his home which Warriors players have played at hence the reference.
Another instance was on “Still Here” where Drake said “hittin like that 30 on my jersey” referencing Stephen Curry’s remarkable shooting.
This is also not the first time that Drake has made a big bet this year. In total, Drake wagered $1.6 million on the Super Bowl. He laid $600,000 on the Los Angeles Rams -200 moneyline, $500,000 on Odell Beckham to score a touchdown at any point in the game, and another $500,000 for Beckham to record over 62.5 receiving yards.
Overall, he went 2-1 for a $400,000 profit after Odell Beckham’s +120 touchdown odds cashed and the Rams won.
Where The Warriors Stand
Drake got in on the odds while they were at +500, however, since his big bet the odds shifted to +400, and rightfully so being that his money is sharp money. The Warriors do have what it takes to back up their second shortest odds.
They finished the regular season in the top half of the league in scoring with 111 ppg and in the top-3 on defense only allowing 105.5 ppg to opponents.
Something else to keep in mind is that they have kept things close with the current favorite, the Phoenix Suns. They went 2-2 with the Suns this season, but their wins could be considered more valuable as they won their two games by 9 points or more while their losses both came within 8 points.
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