Welcome to BetCult. A new feature on Covers that brings together the wonderful worlds of betting, pop culture and other cool shit. Wiz bettors on the edge of their seats
The Heat visit the Wizards tonight in the season finale where oddsmakers haven’t released a line as of this morning because nobody knows who the hell is playing.
Ho hum, just another crappy game right? Wrong!
Washington, which has 19 wins, had its over/under season win total set at 19.5
before the year began, meaning Wiz bettors have a lot on the line tonight. Just reason number 8 million why sports betting is awesome: because meaningless games always mean something to us.
BTW, good chance the Wiz will be chalk tonight. Ordinarily Washington – hot or not – would have no shot at topping the Heat. But LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will all be knitting scarfs from the sidelines, and that means Wall and Company will be hooping it up against Dexter Pittman, 900-year-old Shane Battier and NBA retreads.
The Big 3-less Heat scored just 66 points in a 12-point loss to the Celtics earlier this week and the Wizards - hocus, pocus and all – are riding a five game win streak. How not to be a pussbag
This is what you do when you get smashed in the face by a line drive. You pretend like it’s just a mosquito you swatted away. Then you keep pitching. Cause it’s your job. And you make a bazillion dollars to do it.
Well done Javy Guerra, L.A. Dodgers. Would have been way cooler if you didn’t totally blow the game in the ninth inning and throw Dodger cash out the window at -102 odds by giving up three earned runs with a 2-1 lead, but still. Ridiculous study alert
There is an absolutely ingenious new study floating around that says impulsive toddlers are more likely to develop gambling problems
than other kids.
Who are these ‘other kids’? Have you ever met a toddler that wasn’t impulsive?
Last week my 3-year-old took a bite from a piece of hot pizza after I told him not to. Because it was very hot.
“Oh shit,” I thought. “Looks like we have a future compulsive gambler on our hands.” NFL Draft
One prop you will not find available on tonight’s NFL Draft is: Who will go No. 1 overall? Fear not impulsive toddlers, there is some other stuff to bet on
if you are the type who treats this like an actual sporting event.
He said it, we like it
"It was bad timing for me and then, physically, it was bad timing for Mr. Harden," Metta World Peace said after practice Wednesday.
Here is the elbow, one more time. Simple case of bad timing, that’s all. Backdoor cheddar (a.k.a. bad beats)
Ze Germans will see Bayern Munich face Chelsea in the final of Champions League after losing 2-1 yesterday to Real Madrid. To footy fanatics, this makes sense. To everyone else, this is a WTF moment.
Champs league semifinals are decided by a two-game aggregate score. So the series was tied 3-3 after yesterday’s match where Bayern won in penalty kicks. Hot tail with a lame sports tie-in
Kate Upton: The 19-year-old supermodel took to Twitter to congratulate Philip Humber
on his recent perfect game. Don't get too excited Phil. It's more about the tie in to her sponsorship deal with MLB2K12.
Here's the tweet: Congrats to @Philip_Humber of the White Sox for getting into the Perfect Club. Looking forward to fitting your jacket! #2ksports hah Have a tip for BetCult? Send us any cool items you think we should post, including betting stub snapshots, pics from games or sportsbooks, or anything else interesting that’s sports betting related.