No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost three games in a row since November, 2013. Something’s gotta give in Game 7 at Oracle Arena on Sunday.
- The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- The Cavaliers are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Golden State.
- The UNDER is 3-0-1 in the Warriors last 4 home games.
For a city that’s endured 52 years of sporting misery, a championship would mean the world to the city of Cleveland. In LeBron James’ second season, the Cavs had an up-and-down campaign but are coming together at the right time. James and point guard Kyrie Irving have been otherworldly, and they’ve done something that’s hard to do: make the Warriors look human.
The shots just haven’t been falling for the Warriors in this series. Golden State showed signs of frustration in Game 6, as superstar Stephen Curry and head coach Steve Kerr were fined $25,000 for their respective outbursts. Curry threw his mouthguard into the Cavs’ faithful in a rare lapse of judgement for the usually cool point guard.
If the Cavs can finally win the title, they may build a statue outside Quicken Loans Arena for James by the start of the next season. King James joined Jerry West, Shaquille O’Neal, Rick Barry and Michael Jordan as the only players in Finals history to score 40 or more points in consecutive games.
Sportsbooks opened the Warriors as 5-point favorites, and that line has held steady as of Sunday morning. The total, which opened at 206, was sitting at 207 at the time of writing.
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Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 208 at Bodog but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 106-103 win for the Warriors. 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 Cleveland Cavaliers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 49-51-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden State Warriors are 57-45-3 ATS. Cleveland is 48-51-3 against the points scored total betting line, while Golden State is 54-49-2 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Golden State Warriors sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at No. 4 on that betting chart.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State’s No. 5-rated NBA squad against Cleveland’s No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 1 in the league with 13.03 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 11.1 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Cleveland is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
- Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Cleveland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Golden State
- Golden State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Golden State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- Golden State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Golden State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
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Golden State home to , Wednesday, December 31st