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Golden State Warriors Betting and Team Guide

The main goal of this team guide is to provide useful information. We want to help you make the best Golden State Warriors betting decisions and that’s our top priority. However, you can also find other information about the organization and the roster or enjoy some trivia about the team.

Golden State Warriors Betting in 2019-20

Let’s take a look at the main Golden State Warriors betting opportunities for the 2019-20 NBA season.

Latest Golden State Warriors Odds for 2019-20

Golden State Warriors to Win the 2020 NBA Championship+100000
Golden State Warriors to Win the 2020 NBA Western Conference+50000
Golden State Warriors to Win the 2020 NBA Pacific Division+100000

Golden State Warriors Predictions for 2019-20

  • Current Prediction: 15-20 wins
  • Current Pick: no recommended bet
  • Last Updated: January 31st

With just 10 wins heading into February, the Warriors are the only team in the NBA with fewer than 13 victories. Steve Kerr has built up some clout thanks to appearances in five consecutive NBA Finals, but make no mistake about the fact that he’s done an incredibly poor job this season.

Kevin Durant bolted in free agency and both of the “Splash Brothers” have been sidelined with injuries, but that doesn’t give you an excuse to just lollygag through the motions. Golden State has lost 15 of their last 16 games and barely look like they want to be out on the court.

Previous Golden State Warriors Predictions

January 2nd

  • Prediction: 20-23 wins
  • Pick: no recommended bet

What a difference a year makes. After winning the Pacific Division for five consecutive years, the Warriors in all likelihood are going to finish dead last in 2020. I’m fully aware that their championship-caliber lineup has been decimated by free agency and injuries, but I’ve been disappointed with the lack of leadership and direction I’ve seen from Steve Kerr.

I went through the Dubs schedule and started counting how many double-digit losses Golden State endured in 2019. Unfortunately, I had already lost track of the count by the time I got through November.

October 16th

  • Prediction: Should win 50+ with ease, could fight for the title if Klay is back for the playoffs.
  • Pick: Over 48.5 Wins -110

The odds for the Golden State Warrior to win the NBA have dropped to +1000, so this bet is gone now. On the bright side, there is another option that caught my eye. The line for the regular season is set at 48-49 victories by most NBA betting sites.

Even without Klay Thompson for most or all of the regular season, the Warriors should be able to reach 50 wins or so. They have Curry, Russell and Green who can produce all-star caliber performances, as well as several useful role players to help them.

We won’t see the same team that dominated the NBA for years, but the roster is still strong enough to reach the 50 wins mark.

Season Preview

It’s obvious that the Golden State Warriors won’t be as dominant in the next season, but people are too quick to underestimate them. They still have Steph Curry and one of the best coaches in Steve Kerr, as well as one of the most improved players of last season, D’Angelo Russell.

Klay Thompson might be gone for most of the campaign, but he might very well return for the playoffs. If that happens, the Warriors might be a strong contender.

Other organizations are better on paper, but they will need some time to gel. Under such circumstances, the price of +1400 for the Warriors to win the 2019-2020 NBA Championship looks like good value.

Golden State Warriors News and Updates

January 31st, by Michael Wynn

Less than a week away from the NBA Trade Deadline, D’Angelo Russell’s name has been circulating the rumor mill as a potential player who could be on the move. Russell is averaging a career-high 24 ppg, but his 43.3% clip from the field and his more than 3 turnovers per game might not mesh very well when Steph Curry and Klay Thompson eventually return to the lineup.

Previous News and Updates

January 2nd, by Michael Wynn

As per reports on rotoworld.com, Stephen Curry is able to get cardio work in, but he is yet to pick up a basketball. Considering he won’t even be re-evaluated for at least another 30 days, there’s a decent chance we don’t see Curry in action until next season. To further complicate matters, Kerr has all but assured us that Klay Thompson won’t be suiting up until the start of the 2020/2021 campaign.

October 16, by Jerry Summer

The results of the Golden State Warriors so far in the preseason have told us nothing new. Curry will have to carry the offense, but the point guard is more than capable of doing it. Russell will also help, while Draymond Green is the main man on the other end.

July 6, by Jerry Summer

The situation around the Warriors has been extremely dynamic. The team will get D’Angelo Russell in free agency and Klay Thompson is expected to stay, too. Kevon Looney will also be part of the roster after agreeing on a new contract.

At the same time, Kevin Durant is going to the Nets, with Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, Jordan Bell, and Andre Iguodala also leaving.

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The Golden State Warriors in 2019-20

Golden State Warriors Roster in 2019-20

Betting on the Golden State Warriors without knowing what to expect from the roster is a bad idea, and we’re here to help you with that. Let’s start with the full list of players that will play in the 2019-20 NBA season.

  • Stephen Curry – Guard
  • D’Angelo Russell – Guard
  • Kevin Mcclain – Guard
  • Jordan Howard – Guard
  • Rion Brown – Guard
  • Ky Bowman – Guard
  • Jordan Poole – Guard
  • Klay Thompson – Guard
  • Alec Burks – Guard
  • Jacob Evans – Guard
  • Glenn Robinson III – Guard
  • Damion Lee – Guard
  • Kevon Looney – Forward
  • Alfonzo McKinnie – Forward
  • Draymond Green – Forward
  • Omari Spellman – Forward
  • Eric Paschall – Forward
  • Abudurexiti – Forward
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson – Forward
  • Alen Smailagic – Forward
  • Malik Dunbar – Forward
  • Willie Cauley-Stein – Center
  • Ebuka Izundu – Center

Projected Starting Lineup

Here is the team that will most likely start the majority of the Golden State Warriors games in the regular season.

  • Steph Curry Point Guard
  • D’Angelo Russell Shooting Guard
  • Alfonzo McKinnie Small Forward
  • Draymond Green Power Forward
  • Willie Cauley-Stein Center

In the absence of Klay Thompson, and after the departure of Kevin Durant, the Warriors will have to rely on a completely different lineup compared to last year. Steph Curry will once again lead the team as the main creator, but he will have to score more this time around.

D’Angelo Russell can certainly help Curry even if he’s not as good as a shooter as Klay. He will most certainly be the second main contributor and we already know that Russell can cope after the fantastic season he had with the Nets.

Alfonso McKinnie is another newcomer that will provide help on the offense, while the always reliable Draymond Green will add a bucket or an assist every now and then, too.

His main role would be to defend the best player of the opposition and help Willie Cauley-Stein. The center’s main goal would be to protect the rim and get some boards. He’s pretty good at both, which is the main reason why people expect him to start instead of Kevon Looney, who can have a valuable role from the bench, but more about that later.

The overall impression is that the Warriors have a strong starting unit despite the many changes. The only question is how long it would take for this team to come together, as three of the guys have just arrived this summer.

Depth and Bench

We already mentioned that we expect to see Kevon Looney on the bench and the main reason is because he has the potential to become a better scorer. The Warriors will need that. Another player that will be crucial this season is Alec Burks.

He’s a reliable guard that should be the one to replace Curry when the star is resting. Burks is a decent shooter and should be able to hold the fort well.

Omari Spellman and Glenn Robinson III are the other two guys that will most likely get minutes from the bench. While both are hardly spectacular, they’re solid players that could help in all aspects of the game.

As it stands, the Warriors are probably a bit short in terms of depth. However, if Klay Thompson actually returns for the playoffs, this team could once again be a contender for the NBA title.

Golden State Warriors Staff in 2019-20

Naturally, it’s not only about the players, but also what the coaching staff can get out of them. And that’s something you should consider when betting on the Golden State Warriors.

  • Head Coach: Steve Kerr
  • Coaching Staff: Ron Adams (Asst. Coach), Mike Brown (Asst. Coach), Jarron Collins (Asst. Coach), Chris DeMarco (Asst. Coach for Player Development), Bruce Fraser (Asst. Coach for Player Development), Willie Green (Asst. Coach for Player Development)
  • Ownership: Joe Lacob (Majority) and Peter Guber
  • General Manager: Bob Myers

We all know Steve Kerr who is one of the most innovative coaches in the NBA. After learning the trade under Gregg Popovich, he grew into his own man and led the Warriors to unbelievable heights.

Most people talk about the Splash Brothers or the unique talent of Durant, but Kerr’s influence has been underrated by many. The Warriors have one of the most fluid offenses you would ever see, constantly relying on screens and off-the-ball movement to create good looks.

On top of that, Kerr’s team has been excellent on the other end of the court and the Warriors have relied on their defense in many difficult games in the past.

The overall feeling is that Steve Kerr is one of the best coaches in the NBA and a nice guy that can create a good atmosphere for the players.

Golden State Warriors Schedule in 2019-20

The 2019-20 NBA schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s something you should follow if you want to bet on the Warriors throughout the season. There are certain situations that might affect the performance of the team.

Once the schedule is up, we will add it here and try to pinpoint the crucial moments.

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Golden State Warriors Overview and Key Info

The Golden State Warriors are not only the third most valuable franchise, but they have the third most championships in the NBA. From 2015 to 2018, the Warriors won three out of four finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

While the Warriors began as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1946, they’ve been living the California life since 1962. The San Francisco Warriors morphed into the Golden State Warriors during their 1971 move from San Francisco to Oakland.

Overall, the team has won seven division titles, 11 conference titles, and has made 35 post-season appearances during their 70+ years of franchise history. In 2015-16, they broke the NBA record for having the best regular season with 73 wins and only nine losses.

In 2014, Steve Kerr became the 25th coach in the Warriors organization. In his first four years, he led the team to four consecutive conference title-winning seasons and doubled the NBA championship count to six.

Golden State Warriors – Key Info
Established
1946
Current Team Location
In Oakland, California, since 1971
Division
Western Conference – Pacific
Arena
Oracle Arena
G League Team
Santa Cruz Warriors
Website
www.nba.com/warriors
Team Value (Forbes 2018)
$1.125 billion

Golden State Warriors History

The Golden State Warriors have been a west coast team since 1962, but they started out as the Philadelphia Warriors on the east coast in 1946 as a charter member of the BAA (Basketball Association of America). The Warriors were named after an older team who played in the American Basketball League in 1925.

The First Two Championships

It didn’t take long for the new Warriors to establish their place in professional basketball. In their inaugural 1946-47 season, the Warriors defeated the Chicago Stags in the finals to win the 1947 BAA championship. Although the BAA didn’t become the NBA until 1949, the league still recognizes 1947 as an official championship win.

While in Philadelphia, the Warriors went on to 11 more playoff seasons including the 1956 NBA championship. The era of Wilt Chamberlain began in Philadelphia as well. Chamberlain was a Warrior from 1959 to ’65. In March of 1962, he had his still-famous game, scoring 100 points against the Knicks in a 169-147 victory for the Warriors.

In 1962, the team was sold and relocated to San Francisco, California, renamed as the San Francisco Warriors. During the nine years before the team relocated to Oakland, they had four playoff seasons including two conference titles but two finals series losses in 1964 and 1967.

The Golden State Warriors came to be in 1971 when the team made a much shorter move from San Francisco to Oakland. The Golden State designation was meant to represent all of California and not just the San Fran or Oakland area.

Championship in Oakland

Four years playing as the Warriors, and the team had their third NBA championship. They swept the Bullets in the NBA Finals under coach Al Attles and future Hall of Famers Rick Barry and Jamaal Wilkes.

From 1978 to 2012, things were much quieter with the Golden State Warriors. They only made six playoff appearances and didn’t record a single division or conference title.

The Finals Streak Begins

In 2012, the Warriors kicked off a playoffs streak that included semifinals and a first-round loss. But new head coach, Steve Kerr, came aboard in 2014-15, and the Warriors just kicked things into high gear. From 2015 through 2018, the Warriors faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals four consecutive years and recorded a 3-1 win-loss in the finals. They won in 2015, 2017, and 2018, including the 2018 4-0 sweep.

On the Court

The talents of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Andre Iguodala combined with Kerr’s coaching strategy proved to be a winning combination. The 2015-16 season was record-breaking. The Warriors ended the regular season with a 73-9 record, the best in the league’s history. The next season (2016-17), they broke the record for having the best postseason with a 16-1 record and .941 winning percentage.

Six players have had their number retired by the Warriors franchise starting with Tom Meschery in 1967. The other five are Al Attles (for his years as a player), Nate Thurmond, Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, and Chris Mullin.

Golden State Warriors Championships and Playoffs

  • 6 NBA Championship: 2018, 2017, 2015, 1975, 1956, 1947
  • 8 Western Conference Titles: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 1975, 1967, 1964
  • 3 Eastern Conference Titles: 1956, 1948, 1947
  • 7 Division Titles: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 1976, 1975 

Home Court – Oracle Arena

  • Inaugurated: 1966
  • Renovated: 1996-1997
  • Capacity: 19,596
  • Former Names: Oakland Arena, The Arena in Oakland, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

The Oracle Arena has been home to the Sacramento Kings for the better part of 46 years since the team moved to town.

Until 1996, the Oracle was one of the smallest venues in the NBA with seating for 15,000. But a $121 million renovations project increased the capacity to 19,596 for basketball. It also provided a new scoreboard and brought the arena’s ambiance closer to other league competitors.

The Warriors will be playing their last season at the Oracle in 2018-19. The following season, they should be comfortably situated in their brand-new facility, the Chase Center. The Chase Center is owned by the Warriors, built without the need for public funds. The arena will be located back in the city of San Francisco near the Bay Bridge.

  • Venue Address: Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621
  • Mailing Address: Golden State Warriors, 1011 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Phone: 510-986-2200

Golden State Warriors Head Coaches

The Warriors have had 25 head coaches since 1946, three of whom had more than one tenure with the team.

Unlike many new franchises that take years to get some momentum going, the Warriors were winning right out of the gate. First coach Edward Gottlieb led the Philadelphia Warriors to six straight post-seasons. Gottlieb was also behind the inaugural season BAA championship in 1947 that is recognized by the NBA as the first of six for the Warriors.

Nine seasons later, in 1956, the team won their second championship under coach George Senesky. Senesky’s stats include 119 regular-season wins and 97 losses for a .551 winning percentage.

Three of the Warriors coaches have been named the NBA Coach of the Year starting with Alex Hannum, (1963-66) who received the award for the 1963-64 season. Don Nelson (1988-95) earned it in 1991-92, and current coach Steve Kerr claimed it for 2015-16.

Along with Alex Hannum and Bill Sharman, Don Nelson is also a Hall of Famer. Nelson additionally is among the top 10 coaches in NBA history list.

Last 10 Golden State Warriors Head Coaches
#YearsNameW-L%Playoffs%Championships
25 2014 –Steve Kerr322-88.78577-28 .7332018, 2017, 2015
242011-14Mark Jackson121-109.5269-10.474
232010-11Keith Smart36-46.439X-X
14b2006-10Don Nelson145-183.4425-6.455
222004-06Mike Montgomery68-96.415X-X
212002-04Eric Musselman75-89.457X-X
202001-02Brian Winters13-46.220X-X
192000-01Dave Cowens25-80.238X-X
181999-00Garry St. Jean13-42.236X-X
171997-99P.J. Carlesimo46-113.289X-X

Steve Kerr

The current head coach, Steve Kerr, signed on as the 25th coach for the franchise in 2014. Since then, the Warriors have been finals-bound every year. They’ve made five consecutive appearances and have won three of their six total NBA championships from 2015 to 2019.

Kerr was a point guard and shooting guard for six NBA teams from 1988 to 2003 on five NBA championship teams with the Bulls and Spurs. His first head coaching job was in 2014 with the Golden State Warriors, and Kerr has compiled a 322-88 record for a .785 winning percentage. In playoff games, the Warriors are 77-28 under Kerr. In the 2016-17 season, Kerr’s post-season stats were 16-1 (.941).

Golden State Warriors Last Five Seasons

SeasonCoachFinishW-L%PlayoffsPoints Leader (avg/game)
2018-19 Steve Kerr 1st 57-25 .695 Lost NBA FinalsStephen Curry (27.3)
2017-18Steve Kerr1st58-24.707NBA ChampionsKevin Durant (26.4)
2016-17Steve Kerr1st67-15.817NBA ChampionsStephen Curry (25.3)
2015-16Steve Kerr1st73-9.890Lost NBA FinalsStephen Curry (30.1)
2014-15Steve Kerr1st67-15.817Won NBA FinalsStephen Curry (23.8)

Golden State Warriors All-Time Career Leaders

CategoryNameStatsYears
PointsWilt Chamberlain17,7631959-1965
Average Pts/GameWilt Chamberlain41.451959-1965
AssistsGuy Rodgers4,8551958-1966
ReboundsNate Thurmond12,7711963-1974

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain is all over the Warriors’ all-time leaderboard, but he’s also an NBA record holder in several categories even though Chamberlain retired in 1973.

The center was the Philadelphia Warriors’ territorial pick in the 1959 NBA draft. Previously, Wilt played three seasons with the Kansas University Jayhawks. As he wasn’t interested in finishing his senior year, he signed with the Harlem Globetrotters for a year as the NBA didn’t accept non-graduating players at the time.

Chamberlain then spent six seasons with the Philadelphia and then San Francisco Warriors. He was named the 1960 NBA Rookie of the Year and made his first of 13 All-Star Game appearances, and he was also named the game’s MVP that same season.

Wilt spent 11 years as the NBA’s rebounding champion and seven as the scoring champion. He’s the Warriors’ all-time scoring leader with 17,763 and 41.45 average points per game. In March of 1962, Chamberlain famously scored 100 points in a 169-147 Warriors win over the Knicks.

Chamberlain left the Warriors after ’65 and played for the 76ers and Lakers.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame and has had his #13 retired by the Warriors, 76ers, and Lakers.

Guy Rodgers

Guy Rodgers is the Warriors’ all-time assists leader with 4,855, just above Stephen Curry, who compiled 4,227 until 2018. Rodgers was the Warriors’ 1958 territorial pick out of Temple where he was consensus first-team All-American in 1958.

The point guard played for the Warriors from 1958-66 through their transition from Philadelphia to San Francisco. In addition to being the franchise assists leader, Guy was the league leader in both 1963 and ’67. He was an NBA All-Star for four seasons. Rodgers played a season for the Bulls and Cincinnati Royals and two with the Milwaukee Bucks before retiring in 1970. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.

Nate Thurmond

Nate Thurmond is not only a Hall of Famer but was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. The center/power forward was the San Francisco Warriors’ first-round selection and third overall in 1963. That season, Thurmond had been named first-team All-American by The Sporting News and was three-time first-team All-MAC during his years at Bowling Green.

In 1964, Thurmond was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was a seven-time All-Star and part of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. Nate is one of only five players along with Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Bob Pettit, and Jerry Lucas to average at least 14 rebounds per game for his career. He set an NBA record for rebounds in a quarter with 18 on February 28, 1965, against the Baltimore Bullets.

He’s the Warriors’ all-time rebounds leader with 12,771. In addition to being a Hall of Fame inductee, Thurmond’s #42 was retired by both the Warriors and Cavaliers.

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry, current point guard for the Warriors since 2009, deserves a special mention as he’s set a franchise record for 2,129 three-pointers. Additionally, Curry was the team’s leader in average points per game every year from the 2012-13 season through 2016-17. He’s also second in assists to Guy Rodgers with 4,227.

Curry was the Golden State Warriors’ first-round (seventh overall) selection in 2009 out of Davidson. Curry has been a career-Warrior ever since and has earned three NBA championships and was named the NBA’s MVP in both 2015 and 2016. He’s a five-time All-Star, the 2016 league’s scoring champion, steals leader, and member of the 50-40-90 club.

Golden State Warriors Trivia

In 2016, Golden State became tops in the NBA with a regular-season record of 73-9, besting the 1996 Chicago Bulls’ 72-10.

The Warriors are nicknamed “Dubs,” the shortened version of W’s.

Stephen Curry became the first unanimously voted MVP in 2016.

The Warriors have had two Most Valuable Players on their roster. Wilt Chamberlain was the first in 1960, and Stephen Curry is the second with two MVP nods in 2015 and 2016.

In 2008, the Warriors retired their mascot, Thunder, the same season that the Seattle SuperSonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder.