Golden State Warriors Vs Cleveland Cavaliers
When: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Time: 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Opening NBA odds: Golden State Warriors pk
NBA Betting Odds from: Bovada
For the second straight game, the Cavaliers and Warriors have needed overtime to decide a winner. But this time, LeBron James did not let the victory slip through his fingers. James was able to help his team win 95-93 on Sunday night in Oakland, tie-ing the series at 1-1. King James entered the game with 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists without his starting point guard Kyrie Irving, who had surgery on his left knee. “After all we’ve been through, after everything has been said by many people who no longer believed in us, it feels good,” said James. “This is a small step towards where we want to go, but you can not blow now,” he insisted with the next two games, Tuesday and Thursday both in Cleveland. “When you think we play without two star players (Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, Ed), I do not think any team would get to do what we do,” said James, who became the second player in history with more than 30 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a playoff game.
This is the Cavs first win in NBA Finals history. They were eliminated in four games during their matchup against San Antonio in the final stage of the series in 2007. Matthew Dellavedova, replacing Irving, had two free throws with 10.1 seconds left in overtime to make the score 94-93. He was remarkable defensively and forced Stephen Curry to miss his shot. James followed, pulling one of his two free throws. The Warriors then committed a turnaround to end the game. Curry, on the other hand, did not have a good night (19pts). He succeeded only 5 of his 23 shots. However, he had allowed the Warriors to play in overtime (87-87) with a finger roll in stride late in the fourth quarter. Klay Thompson was the Warriors leader as he finished the game with 34 points in the Warriors. It was the first time in history that the first two games of the NBA Finals needed overtime.
Sports Betting Preview
Both the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be aiming for their second victory of the NBA Finals when they tip-off at the Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesdsay Night.
Oddsmakers have opened the odds evenly (PK) with totals at 194 1/2. The lines have shifted and most of the top sportsbooks currently have Golden State as a 1-point favorite while totals remain the same.
In game 2 of the NBA finals, the Warriors were 95-93 losers at home against the Cavaliers. They also failed to cover as a 7 ½ -point favorite. The total combined points of 188 led to the UNDER.
Sports Betting Trends, Picks & Predictions
Team record: 66-32 SU,49-49 ATS
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
Team record: 80-19 SU,55-43-1 ATS
Golden State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Golden State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Golden State at Cleveland Sunday, June 11
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