After reaching five consecutive NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors missed the NBA playoffs for the second time in a row.
Three championships were won by the Dubs in that span, and three of their core players remain on the roster.
Draymond green, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, the NBA scoring champions, will hopefully be in good health when the 2021-21 season begins. Thompson missed the last two seasons because of injury. The plan is to slowly bring him back to the court as he recovers.
The Big 3 are back, and the oddsmakers are optimistic about Golden State’s chances of returning to the NBA’s top echelon next year. Betonline.AG has released its odds for 2021-22 NBA championship. The Dubs have the third-best odds.
Point Spreads for the Golden State Warriors
In 2020-21, the Chase Center was kind to Warriors who were 23-13 against the spread there. Spread bets are wagers on the margin to win in a particular game. Here’s an example spread for the Warriors:
- Golden State Warriors (-5.5).
- Sacramento Kings (+5.5).
The Warriors are 5.5-point favorites in this example. You can see that they’re favored to win by the minus sign. Spread bets allow you to take either the Warriors or Kings side. If the Dubs win the game by six or more points, a bet on the Warriors spread will pay. Spread bets that the Kings win or lose by less than five points would pay.
Golden State Warriors Moneylines
Moneyline bets are very popular and many bettors prefer to place multiple bets at once — known as parlay bets. Moneylines can be placed on the outcome of a team’s win or loss. Moneylines are different from spread betting in that the margin of victory is irrelevant.
Let’s take a look at another example from the Warriors:
- Golden State Warriors +140
- Los Angeles Lakers -165
In this example, the Warriors are the underdogs. This is shown by the plus sign. This means that they are likely to lose and you will get a higher payout if they win. The odds can be read in $100 increments, so a $140 bet on the Warriors moneyline would yield $140. For every $100 that you want to profit, you would need to wager on the Lakers winning.
Golden State Warriors: Over/Under
Stephen Curry is undoubtedly the greatest shooter of all-time. This means that the Warriors games are great for the over. This was not true, at least for 2020-21. The under was actually 40-30-2 in Warriors games last year — the second-highest rate of the league, behind Lakers games.
If you don’t know what over/under betting is, it is a bet on the number of points each team will score in a given game. Let’s say the Lakers and Dubs had a combined total of 224 points. An over would be worth 225 points or more, while an under would pay at 223 points or less. It would be a push if the Warriors and Lakers score exactly 224 points at the end of the whistle. No bettors would lose.
Props for the Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry was as scoring machine last season as he has been throughout his career, when healthy. You can trust Steph even if you don’t believe the Warriors. This is called a player prop and it’s tied to the box score. You could wager over/under Curry scoring 30.5 points, or he recording a double-double.
Will the Warriors make it back to the playoffs in 2021-22? It’s possible to place a bet at any sportsbook on this outcome. It’s known as a futures wager. It sounds exactly like it does: A bet on the end-of-season outcome. Other futures for the Warriors include Stephen Curry winning NBA MVP, the Warriors winning the title, and many more.Last Updated on October 2, 2021