Betting on the Warriors

Voters decided the immediate future of sports betting in California on Nov. 8, emphatically rejecting Prop 26 and Prop 27.

Prop 26 would have brought retail sports betting to tribal casinos and four race tracks. If Prop 27 had passed, legal online sports betting in California may become a reality as early as the first quarter of 2023. 

But neither passed, and the soonest California sports betting can launch will be 2025, depending on what happens in the 2024 election.

For now, Dub Nation will dream about putting those great Golden State Warriors NBA Finals odds to good use, currently hovering around +600.

Our guide will prep you for whatever form sports betting takes in California so you know where to find the best Golden State Warriors odds in sportsbooks, top bets, and more. 

Golden State Warriors Odds at the Best Sportsbooks

Online SportsbookGolden State Warriors Odds NBA Finals Odds
FanDuel Sportsbook California+700
DraftKings Sportsbook California+650
Caesars Sportsbook California+575

Odds are updated as of Nov. 2, 2022.

Where Can You Bet on the Golden State Warriors? 

Betting on the Golden State Warriors is currently off-limits in California.

Retail Sportsbooks

If Prop 26 — backed by a coalition of tribes across California — got the voters’ support, it would have brought retail sports betting to as many as 66 Indian gaming casinos and four racetracks. 

The proposed tax rate was set at 10%, with an estimated fiscal effect of the proposition of around $100 million. 

Online Sportsbooks 

Prop 27 aimed to bring online sports betting to California. All operators with licenses in 10 US states and those with licenses in five states and owning 12 casinos would have been able to apply for a California sports betting license. The list included the biggest names in the business, such as DraftKings CA, FanDuel CA, BetMGM CA, Caesars Sportsbook CA, and more.

The 10% tax levied on online sports betting would have funded homeless programs and tribes without online sports betting. 

Golden State Warriors Schedule 2022/23

Golden State Warriors NBA Finals odds are looking good before the start of the regular season. The defending champions are starting another title run.

The NBA Rivalry Week debuts this season, featuring 11 nationally televised classic games and rivalries during the week of Jan. 23. The Warriors are playing in a 2019 NBA Finals rematch against the Raptors and in one of the league’s most recent rivalries — against the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Golden State Warriors Betting News and Updates

How Golden State Warriors Betting Odds Are Calculated

The oddsmakers in Las Vegas are known for setting the opening lines for all major sports in the country, the NBA included. They take many factors into the equation, including the team’s current form, roster changes, head-to-head history, and multiple other statistical inputs to give you (the bettor) the betting lines to shop and the odds for matchups. 

In sportsbooks, the favorites are marked with a minus (-) sign, while the underdogs have a plus (+) sign next to their odds. 

The value attached to the negative or minus sign will tell you how much you need to wager to accumulate $100 in profit. For example, if you back the Warriors against the Lakers on -150, you’ll need to stake $150 to win $100. 

On the other hand, the numbers adjoining the plus sign (or the positive odds) tell you how much you can expect to win for a $100 bet. The Golden State Warriors odds in a fictional matchup against the Bucks are set at +200, which means that if you back the Warriors to win it at Fiserv Forum, you’ll win $200 for a $100 bet. 

All sportsbooks post odds for all fixtures and it’s your job to shop for the best Golden State Warriors odds in California to get the most value for your money. 

Golden State Warriors Moneyline Odds

If you buy the moneyline, you are effectively betting on the winner, no matter the score at the end of the game and the spread. Here’s what the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers odds moneyline odds for their preseason matchup looked like: 

  • Golden State Warriors -255
  • Los Angeles Lakers +215

Golden State Warriors Point Spread 

Betting against the spread is a very popular form of wagering in basketball games. The point spread is designed to even the playing field in any matchup, making it more attractive to bettors. The bookmakers do so by adding or subtracting a number of points from the team’s total. 

The favorite is the team whose points have been subtracted and indicated with a minus (-) sign, while the underdog gets a certain number of points added to its final score, marked with a plus (+) sign. 

Here’s what it looks like on the betslip: 

  • Warriors (-6) vs. Celtics (+6)

If you back the Warriors, they must cover the spread and win by six or more points for the bet to come through. On the other hand, if you back the Celtics, they must lose by six or fewer points or win the game altogether for the bet to be successful. 

Golden State Warriors Futures Odds

Futures odds indicate the likelihood of certain future events. These can be offered as the Golden State Warriors draft odds for landing a top-three pick or the Golden State Warriors NBA Finals odds. Futures are also provided on the Warriors winning the division, conference, and making the playoffs, among other things.

Here are the current top futures odds for the Warriors: 

Warriors NBA Finals odds+650
To win the Western Conference +330
To win the Pacific Division+260
To have most regular season wins+1400

Odds are from DraftKings as of Nov. 2, 2022.

The odds and lines change as the season progresses. The sooner you place your futures bet, the better odds you can expect. 

Golden State Warriors Prop Bets

Some of the best odds for the Golden State Warriors are reserved for team and player proposition bets or simply props. With these wagers, you aren’t betting on the game’s outcome but rather on the individual performance of players or the entire team. 

The usual team props include betting on which team will score 10 points in the opening quarter first, while player props may be the number of three-point field goals made in a given quarter. 

An interesting example of a player prop game was a bet on how many three-pointers Steph Curry would make in Game 5 of last year’s NBA Finals against the Celtics. He was coming in hot, making at least five three-pointers in each of the first four games of the Finals, a feat no other player had achieved before him. He had shot an impressive 49% from beyond the arc until Game 5. In that game, he missed all of his 3-point attempts.

The lines moved from 4.5 to 5.5 for 3-pointers and many bettors took the under, capitalizing on the -135 odds.

How to Bet on the Golden State Warriors in California

Even though sports betting is still not legal in California, we can safely predict what the online betting process in the Golden State will look like based on the examples of states which have recently legalized sports wagering. 

  1. Download the sportsbook’s app or go to the sportsbook’s official website. Press the Register button, otherwise known as Sign Up, Join Now, or Create Account. 
  2. Complete the account registration process by providing personal details such as name, date of birth, address, and last four digits of your SSN.
  3. Go to the Banking page of your account and choose the payment method to fund your account with. 
  4. Claim the California sports betting bonuses if they’re available. Note the minimum deposit required to activate the bonus. 
  5. From the betting menu, select NBA for a list of all upcoming games. 
  6. Locate the Warriors’ match and select the bet you wish to place. The bet will be visible in your betslip instantly. Spread, moneyline, and totals are basic bets, and you might have to click on the More Bets button for a complete offer of betting markets. 
  7. Input the amount you wish to bet and confirm the wager. 

Live Betting on the Golden State Warriors in California

Live or in-play betting will undoubtedly be available no matter which form of sports betting becomes legalized in California. Live betting implies placing a wager on a game in progress. The appeal of in-play betting lies mainly in the changing odds that reflect the action on the court. 

How to Bet on the NBA in California 

Betting on the NBA is probably second only to wagering on NFL games, which is why it occupies a prominent position in all sportsbooks across the country. If they become available, CA betting sites will undoubtedly offer many betting markets for the NBA (including futures), such as a team’s number of wins in a season and who will win the MVP, Coach of the Year, and other awards. 

They will also offer conference seeding bets and team specials, such as a combination of a player’s point average in a season (Stephen Curry averaging 28+ PPG) and that team winning the championship (Warriors winning back-to-back championships). 

The Golden State Warriors playoff odds are looking good at the beginning of the season since they’re one of the favorites to win the title back-to-back, making them more than worthy of consideration. 

Golden State Warriors Arena

Name: Chase Center

Address: 1 Warriors Way, San Francisco, CA 94158 

Capacity: 18,064

Opened: 2019

Main tenants: Golden State Warriors 

Chase Center is home to the Golden State Warriors and a state-of-the-art entertainment arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Golden State Warriors used to play their home games at Oakland Arena in Oakland before the new 1.4 billion Chase Center was built. 

Betting on the Warriors FAQs

How popular is betting on the Golden State Warriors?

The Warriors are the defending NBA champions and one of the most popular teams in the league, so all sportsbooks in states where betting is legal offer odds on their games. 

Do the Golden State Warriors have any partnerships with a sportsbook?

No, they don’t. Since California sports betting isn’t legal, the Warriors haven’t signed any partnership or endorsement deals with sportsbooks. 

Where can I bet on the NBA in California?

As of now, nowhere. Sports betting isn’t legal in California yet, and it won’t be until 2025 at the earliest.

Who has the best odds on the Golden State Warriors?

Should the leading online sportsbooks in the country come to California, you can expect to see the best odds on the Warriors at DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and other sports betting juggernauts. 

Is DraftKings legal in California?

No, it isn’t. Sports betting isn’t legal in California. It could have been had either Prop 26 or Prop 27 passed in the November 2022 election, but both failed in landslides.

Is FanDuel legal in California?

Not yet. FanDuel is another sports betting company that strongly supported Prop 27 and is likely to enter the online sports betting market in California should it become regulated in the future.

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Joshua Buckley

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Joshua Buckley is Sports Content Manager for Along with award-winning experience as a sports editor in Alabama and Texas, he has also spent time in public relations for the tourism and blood banking industries. Joshua is co-host of “Whole Lotta Wolves,” the only U.S.-based Wolverhampton Wanderers FC podcast.