Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Cavaliers vs Warriors Lines
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FINALS: Game 5
Date: Sunday June 13th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Moneyline Odds:Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 205
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Temper flares, words were exchanged, but the end result has the Warriors just one game away from back to back championships.
Cleveland will look to get the series back on par and survive, as they were flustered all night long during Game 4.
The Cavaliers held a lead for a majority of the first half and into the 3rd quarter, but then Curry and the rest of the Warriors completely took over from behind the arc.
The Cavs now have their backs completely against the wall and will have to win 3 straight, with 2 on the road, if they hope to become the first team to overcome a 3-1 Finals deficit.
Cleveland elected to bring Kevin Love off the bench and start Richard Jefferson and things didn’t work out well for either. Both players struggled all night and really hurt the team offensively.
For the final quarter and a half, Cleveland’s offense was completely non existent. They looked like they went back to the things that failed them the first two games of the series by doing a lot of 1 on 1s and hoisting bad shots.
Three point defense will be a major key here. The Warriors hit 17 threes in Game 4 as Cleveland simply gave them too much room.
Golden State Warriors
Golden State needed no inside game in Game 4 as their shooters absolutely torched the Cavaliers.
Golden State hit 17 three point field goals to 16 two point field goals they made as Curry and Thompson couldn’t miss. They’ll certainly need a repeat performance from those two here in Game 5.
Lebron James and Draymond Green got tangled up late in the game and as Lebron James stepped over Green, the Warriors F threw a punch at the groin area of James. The league reviewed the play and upgraded it to a Flagrant 1, resulted in a suspension for Green.
With Green down, the likes of Livingston and Barnes will certainly have to step up here and pick up the scoring.
Those two will also have to help out defensively. Green was flustering the Cavaliers all night long in Game 4 and especially late in the game, not giving them open shots. Look for those two to ultimately be a big key, unless Curry and Thompson can take over and combined pick up the slack.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- Cavaliers are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NBA Championship games.
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
With Draymond Green out, this is a completely different game.
This one will certainly be close throughout, but it’s going to be up to James here. The Cavs simply cannot go without him going off and being the leader he is.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland +5.5
It’s going to be a tough task to steal one even without Green. Expect this one to go either way down the stretch on Monday night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 104 – Cleveland 103
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