The Golden State Warriors can become the seventh franchise in NBA history to win consecutive titles with a victory in Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Monday night, but they’ll have to do it without one of their most important players. On Sunday, the league announced power forward Draymond Green would be suspended for the tilt as a result of his actions in Game 4 when he hit LeBron James below the belt.
– Shark Bites
- Draymond Green only missed one game this season, the Warriors lost SU and ATS and the total went over.
- The Cavaliers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games after losing as a favorite.
- The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as a favorite of 5.5 or more.
The Warriors opened as 7.5-point favorites at most shops, but that number had dropped to -5.5 as of Monday morning. Home court advantage continues to be huge in this series, as visiting clubs are a measly 1-3 SU and ATS in the last four meetings between the sides.
Sharpshooting point guard Stephen Curry received plenty of criticism throughout the first three games but silenced the haters in Game 4, erupting for 38 points in Golden State’s 108-97 triumph. The Dubs set an NBA Finals record with 17 three-pointers on Friday, outscoring the Cavs by 33 points from beyond the arc.
Only 10 teams in NBA history have rallied from 3-1 down in the playoffs and no team has won the championship after falling behind 3-1 in the Finals. In the infamous words of Terrell Owens: getcha popcorn ready.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as 8-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 206.5 at Bodog but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 104-99 win for the Warriors on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Golden State Warriors bring a 88-15 record (57-43-3 ATS) to the battle against the 70-30 Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 47-51-2 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Golden State Warriors go 53-49-1 so far and the Cleveland Cavaliers go 47-51-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Odds – Shark betting Power Rankings have the Golden State Warriors at No. 1 and the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 4 heading into this NBA contest.
Offensively the game matches up Golden State’s No. 1-ranked offense (113.78 PPG) against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 4 at 97.95 PPG. The Golden State Warriors have averaged 48.29% from the field per game, more than the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed so far this NBA season (46.14% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Cleveland is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
- Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Golden State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 6 games
- Golden State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland home to Golden State, Thursday, June 16th
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