Best Warriors Betting Lines 2022
After two seasons in the gutter, the Golden State Warriors returned to the postseason this past year. Unsurprisingly, they won, giving the franchise its fourth NBA title since the 2014-15 season.
Now, Golden State is gearing up for another run at the title, though their competition will be stiff. The Celtics will contend again after losing in the Finals, and the Western Conference looks more challenging than ever.
Do the Warriors have another one in them? Or could this be the end of the dynasty?
Let’s look at the Warriors betting odds for the 2022-23 NBA season.
Warriors Futures Betting Odds
Note: All NBA gameday odds and lines are current as of Thursday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. ET and courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. You can find more odds at these US betting sites. Be aware that these NBA futures odds may change as the season approaches.
- Win Total: Over 52.5 (+100) / Under 52.5 (-122)
- Make Playoffs: Yes (-1800) / No (+880)
- Win Pacific Division (+190)
- Win Western Conference (+320)
- Win 2023 NBA Finals (+700)
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Warriors NBA Finals Odds
Warriors Win 2023 NBA Finals (+700)
Golden State is tied for the third-shortest odds in the league to win the NBA Finals this season, and rightfully so. The defending champs are dangerous in all aspects of the game, which includes their oft-underrated defense. This team can accomplish anything so long as Stephen Curry stays healthy.
Warriors Western Conference Odds
Warriors Win Western Conference (+320)
Golden State might not secure the top seed in the Western Conference, but they have as good a chance as any other contender to represent the region in the NBA Finals. At (+320) odds, I’m comfortable putting some money down here.
Warriors Pacific Division Odds
Warriors Win Pacific Division (+190)
The Pacific looks incredibly tough this year. In addition to the Warriors, the Clippers, Suns, and Lakers all occupy this division — not to mention a scrappy Kings team that has an outside shot at making the playoffs this year.
Golden State doesn’t strike me as a team that’s making regular-season success its top priority, so I could see them conceding the division title to the Suns or Clippers — especially the former. Because of that, I’m not bothering with this prop.
Warriors Make Playoffs Odds
Warriors Make the Playoffs (-1800)
Don’t try to mind-game yourself out of this one. The Warriors are making the playoffs this year. But at (-1800) odds, there’s very little reason to actually bet this prop due to the incredibly low value.
Warriors Win Total Bets 2022
Warriors UNDER 52.5 Wins (-122)
This Warriors team is smart. They know a thing or two, including how unimportant regular-season success can be when you’ve got an absolute monster to unleash once the postseason rolls around. Yes, homecourt advantage is nice, but is it essential? Absolutely not.
The Western Conference got stronger this offseason, and the Warriors notched the Over on this number by one game last year. Getting plus money on the Over is nice, but I’m guessing that Golden State will be more than satisfied going into the playoffs as long as it secures a top-four seed.
Warriors Prop Bets 2022
Stephen Curry Wins NBA MVP (+1500)
If there was any notion that Curry’s best days were behind him, he put all of that to bed with his performance this past season. The 34-year-old averaged 25.5 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game and led the Warriors to another NBA title, earning his first-ever Finals MVP award in the process.
Curry’s play earned him the eighth spot in the regular-season MVP race, and with another big campaign ahead of him, there’s reason to believe that he could once again be one of the top candidates to win the award.
At (+1500) odds, I’m happy to hop in on this prop.
How to Bet Warriors Moneylines
If you’ve bet Warriors moneylines in the past, chances are you’ve been successful. But if you’re new to sports betting and unsure where to begin, this is as good a place as any.
When you bet on a team’s moneyline, you’re saying that team will win the game. Obviously, in Golden State’s case, this happens more often than not. However, choosing the favorite to win each game isn’t always the best strategy.
Each game has a favorite and an underdog, which are indicated by a minus sign and plus sign, respectively. Higher payouts can be earned by betting on underdogs, but since they don’t win as often, it’s best to employ a strategy here rather than betting on the favorite or underdog every single time.
- 2021-22 Warriors Moneyline Record: 53-29
How to Bet Warriors Spreads
Spread betting, like moneylines, involves favorites and underdogs. However, each option gets the same (-110) odds because of the spread, which is essentially a margin of victory that’s set by the oddsmakers.
To cover the spread, a favorite needs to win by more points than they’re expected to. For example, if the Warriors are picked by 7.5 against the Kings, then Golden State would need to win by eight points.
If you’re backing the underdog against the spread, they need to either win outright or lose the game by a margin that’s less than the spread. Using this same example, the Kings could lose by no less than 7.5 points to cover the spread.
- 2021-22 Warriors Against the Spread Record: 41-37-4
How to Bet Warriors Over/Unders
Over/Under bets can be an exciting play when you feel like a game will be especially high- or low-scoring. With these types of bets, you need to choose whether the actual combined total of the game will come in higher or lower than the projected scoring total set by oddsmakers.
Let’s say that Golden State is going up against the Suns, and the total is set at 217.5 points. In this case, a bet on the Over means you believe more than 217.5 points will be scored, while the Under means the opposite.
- 2021-22 Warriors Over/Under Record: 35-45-2