The 2022-23 season is fast approaching and our betting experts have got you covered. Over the next two weeks we’ll take a look at how we approach some of the top teams in the league and make some of the best bets on the future ahead of the tip.
Count Doug Kezirian as a fan of the Warriors having added depth after a championship season.
Here’s the best-case, worst-case, and betting analysis for this year’s Warriors team.
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In the best case: The Warriors actually have a very good chance of building on last year’s relatively surprising championship run rather than suffering a hangover or disappointment. First of all, not much was happening right before the playoffs. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green only played 11 minutes together in the regular season. Additionally, big man James Wiseman missed the entire year with an injury. Now the young trio of Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody can develop further, and the team has gained solid reserves with Donte DiVicenzo and JaMychal Green. Add all of this to the continued development of all-star Andrew Wiggins, and Steve Kerr has lineup depth and flexibility.
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Worst case: Critics and skeptics continue to point to Golden State’s fortunes, as Ja Morant’s injury and Phoenix’s early exit from the playoffs provided an easier route through the Western Conference. As this season begins, the big three are another year older and who knows what injuries lie ahead for this trio who can never seem to stay healthy? Curry was a wonder last year, especially in the NBA Finals, but can he repeat that in his 35-year season? The West seems to be even more stressed this year.
The bet: Golden State Warriors over 52.5 wins
bet spin: The Warriors seem to have the perfect balance between experience and youth. I think Kerr will tweak this unique situation and allow the young core to maintain the club’s energy and hunger while monitoring his veterans’ minutes. This will keep the mood fresh during an otherwise monotonous season. Also, as the younger guys develop, Kerr will have tremendous lineup flexibility to face up to different opponents. I tend to win over 52.5, but I wouldn’t place a championship bet. I just think there has to be so much right for 6-1 odds to have any value going into the playoffs.
https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/34734412/2022-23-nba-betting-case-betting-golden-state-warriors-525-wins The case for Warriors over 52.5 wins