The Cleveland Cavaliers have had no answer for the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals, but they’ll try to climb out of an 0-2 hole in the series when Game 3 gets underway in Ohio on Wednesday. The good news for Cavs backers is the seemingly impenetrable Warriors have been underwhelming in Game 3s, going 2-5 SU in the third game of playoff series under head coach Steve Kerr.
– Shark Bites
- The Cavaliers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- The Warriors are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between Cleveland and Golden State.
- The UNDER is 5-2 in the Cavaliers last 7 games.
“It’s a do or die game for us,” LeBron James told reporters on Tuesday. Truthfully, that may be an understatement. Cleveland got absolutely dominated in the opening two games, including a 33-point defeat Sunday night. The Cavs will be ecstatic to get out of the rowdy confines of Oracle Arena and travel back to Quicken Loans Arena, a place where they’re unbeaten in the playoffs.
Cleveland’s lights-out shooting has dried up, and it’s happened across the board. The Cavaliers lit up scoreboards in the first three rounds but have shot just 35.6 percent against the Dubs so far. The Warriors have stepped up on defense, giving up just 88.8 points per game over the last four contests.
The total, which opened at 206, will likely see a lot of action on the UNDER. Stephen Curry and company have gone below the total in four-straight affairs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Cleveland Cavaliers opened as -1-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 206 at Bodog for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 102-99 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cleveland Cavaliers bring a 69-29 record (46-50-2 ATS) to the battle against the 87-14 Golden State Warriors, who are 56-42-3 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Cleveland Cavaliers go 46-50-2 so far and the Golden State Warriors go 52-48-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Golden State injuries news.
The Odds – Shark betting Power Rankings have the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 4 and the Golden State Warriors at No. 1 heading into this NBA contest.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland’s No. 11-rated NBA squad against Golden State’s No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 2 in the league with 11.16 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 13 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Golden State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 6 games
- Golden State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
- Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Cleveland is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
- Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games
Next Betting Matchups
Golden State at Cleveland, Friday, June 10th
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