Drake Jan 14, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Canadian rapper Drake attends the game between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

UConn managed to avoid one of the worst curses in the sports world, as Drake placed two bets on the Huskies to win the men’s national championship. The Huskies went on to beat San Diego State, 76-59, to secure their fifth national championship victory in program history on Monday night in Houston.

While UConn was victorious, the 36-year-old Canadian rapper was not. Despite placing multiple bets on UConn to win the national championship, Drake last money. Drake placed two bets totaling $350,000 on UConn to win the national championship. The first bet pays just over $1 million if UConn wins by 6-10 points (the Huskies won by 17). The second bet pays $230,000 if UConn wins by 11-plus points, which it did.

While one of the world’s most famous musicians hedged his bet, he still lost a good deal of money, even though the loss of $120k won’t even put a dent in his net worth.

While UConn may have avoided the Drake curse, it seems like the rapper can’t escape his own curse. His betting loss on Monday comes off the heels of another one over the weekend. Drake placed a $250k parlay to win $1.5 million on the Final Four and both legs managed to lose.

Drake may want to abstain from betting on sports, particularly college basketball, for a good bit.

[Action Network, BR Betting]

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