The Golden State Warriors followed up their epic 2022 NBA Finals run with a rather disappointing 2022-23 season.
After Draymond Green struck Jordan Poole in practice before the start of last season, things were never the same in the Warriors’ locker room. Players and coaches within the Warriors organization have candidly spoken up on the matter since the incident occurred, including Green and Poole themselves.
Now, the Warriors enter the 2023-24 season having traded Poole to the Washington Wizards in exchange for future Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul. It is an opportunity for Poole to get a fresh start with a new franchise while giving Paul and the Warriors a chance to pursue a title with no distractions.
Let’s check out some of the best Warriors prop bets ahead of the upcoming season.
Warriors Odds 2024
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Warriors Prop Bets 2024
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Warriors: More Regular-Season Wins than Lakers (-125)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 2 Units
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Warriors in six games in the Western Conference Semifinals of last season’s playoffs. After a slew of midseason roster moves and a complete roster overhaul, the Lakers became one of the toughest teams in the league to beat.
The Lakers beat the Warriors before getting swept by the Denver Nuggets. Following their postseason exit, they were very busy this offseason, re-signing Anthony Davis, Rui Hachimura, Austin Reaves, and D’Angelo Russell while also adding Taurean Prince, Cam Reddish, Gabe Vincent, and Jaxson Hayes.
The Warriors acquired Paul, Dario Šarić, and rookie first-round pick Brandin Podziemski this offseason to bolster their rotation. They have one of the best floor generals to ever play presumably coming off the bench, creating mismatches on a nightly basis.
Both teams are extremely talented and among the Western Conference’s best rosters, but this bet ultimately comes down to one thing: availability. Neither of the Lakers’ star players, LeBron James and/or Davis, have been able to play more than 56 games in each of their last three seasons.
With James entering his age-39 season and Davis’ checkered injury history, the Warriors are my NBA bet of the day to finish with more regular-season wins than the Lakers.
Conference Seeding: Warriors Under 4.5 (+105)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit
Of his nine seasons as head coach of the Warriors, head coach Steve Kerr has recorded 53 wins or more in six of them. The Warriors have been one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history throughout the last decade, having won four NBA titles.
Kerr has played a huge role in the Warriors’ success. His ability to lead this franchise and revolutionize the way basketball is played by creating a system that maximizes the talents of superstar point guard Stephen Curry and All-Star guard Klay Thompson has been crucial.
The Warriors have finished a top-three seed in the Western Conference in six of the last seven seasons in which they made the playoffs. Their trio of Curry, Thompson, and Green is among the league’s most successful in the history of the NBA.
As long as they are healthy and playing, this team will be a top-four seed in the West.
Stephen Curry: Wins NBA MVP (+1400)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 Units
Despite turning 35 during last season, Curry showed no signs of slowing down. He is still the best point guard in the NBA and the best shooter to ever touch a basketball.
The Warriors struggled without Curry last season, going 14-12 in the 26 games he missed due to a shoulder injury. He changes the way opposing defenses approach the Warriors and his presence helps make every Warriors player better.
Curry averaged 29.4 points per game to go with 6.3 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game, while nearly shooting 50/40/90 from the field. Assuming health, he and the Warriors will be among the Western Conference’s top seeds.
The combination of excellence and efficiency makes him a player worth watching in the MVP race, especially judging by the latest NBA MVP odds.
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How to Bet on Warriors Games 2024
How to Bet Warriors Moneylines
In what was a turbulent season for the Warriors, they still managed to find a way to win 44 games and make the playoffs. It is remarkable to see how this team continued to find ways to win despite the odds being stacked against them in such a strange season.
A strategy that became rather profitable when betting on the Warriors in 2022-23 was betting on their moneyline any time they were at home and betting against their moneyline any time they were on the road. The Warriors finished with a 33-8 record at home, good for the third-most wins in the Western Conference. They finished just 11-30 on the road.
Whatever the reason(s) may be for the significant home/road splits, the Warriors expect to do better this season when they play away from home.
- 2022-23 Warriors Moneyline Record: 44-38
How to Bet Warriors Spreads
Golden State looked like one of the worst teams in the NBA any time they had to play away from home. Their awful record on the road also translated to poor success against the spread.
In other words, the Warriors had one of the most distinguished home and away differences in the history of the NBA and it made betting on both their moneylines and spreads a little easier.
As the away team, Golden State had a 13-34 (including the playoffs) record against the spread, the worst in the NBA. At home, they were 30-16-1 (including the playoffs) against the spread, which was the best mark in the NBA.
If the Warriors can improve their performance on the road to become even a middle-of-the-pack road team, it will bode well for those who bet on Warriors spreads in 2023-24.
- 2022-23 Warriors Against the Spread Record: 39-42-1
How to Bet Warriors Over/Unders
Since it may not be as easy to bet for/against the Warriors depending on where they are playing this season, betting on the expected total of their game could be a good alternative. The Over/Under is based on the combined scoring output of a game.
Having guys like Curry and Thompson who can light it up from three and get hot in a hurry can make betting on the Over/Under of a game very frustrating. They can single-handedly alter the scoring pace of a game with their ability to get going at any given moment.
Conversely, they can also go through shooting slumps and droughts that last longer than expected. Given that the Warriors play at the second-fastest pace in the NBA and have one of the best offensive rankings in the league, the Over/Under for games they’re involved in is typically high.
When they shoot poorly, the chances of the Over cashing can decrease drastically.
- 2022-23 Warriors Over/Under Record: 44-35-3