Golden State Warriors (58-24) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32)Date : 06/06/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Quicken Loans Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers will return to the Q as they will welcome the Golden State Warriors to play in game number 3. The Cavs will do all they can to avoid going down 3-0. Game three will resume Wednesday night.
Golden State Warriors's Latest Performance :
The Warriors were able to take care of business at home as they will go on the road up 2-0 against the Cavs. It was expected that the Warriors were going to come out of the gates firing left and right, the Cavs had no chance in game 2 despite the late run in the 3rd quarter the Warriors were on another level. Everyone came to play for the Warriors in game 2. Kevin Durant had a very efficient shooting night he was 10 for 14 from the floor with 26 points. He took a lot of smart shots compared to the shots he was taking in game 1, Durant took advantage of all the mismatch presented to him he played like a true superstar tonight. Stephen Curry with 33 points setting an NBA Finals record with 9 threes made in a game he is taking full advantage of a series without Kyrie. Klay Thompson also had 20 points to top it off.
Inserting McGee into the starting line up was a great move by Coach Kerr as he dropped 12 points and went 6 for 6 from the floor. Shaun Livingston had 10 points in 15 minutes. The Warriors are 4-4 when playing on the road during the postseason, I expect them to be on their A game to try to steal game 3 on the road. The strategy for the Warriors they want to wear down LeBron and turn him into an iso player instead of getting other players involved.
Player to watch: Stephen Curry, he will follow up after a shooting clinic in game 2 with another shooting display he is now aware that the Cavs will try to play ball denial defense against him, look for him to cut to the rim or find his teammates when they double. In game 3 Curry will show us he is more than just a shooter. GSW is 9-0 this postseason when Curry scores 30 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers's Latest Performance :
The Cavs will look to bounce back after a blowout loss in game 2. They will be glad to be playing back at Quicken Loans Arena where they have won 8 straight games. The Cavs can’t afford to go down 3-0 against the Warriors. The Cavs are just giving up a lot of lays ups and dunks there was no effort from the Cavs defense in Game 2. LeBron ended the game with 29 points and dished out 13 assists. LeBron James did have some help in game 2 with Kevin Love dropping 22 and Hill had 15 points but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Warriors. JR Smith is not with the team mentally he is hoping to put these two games behind him as he only had 5 points in game 2. Kyle Korver can’t have 1 point he must do a better job moving without the ball the Warriors did a great job covering him tonight because they are aware of how important is Korver shooting to this Cavs team.
The Cavs find themselves down 0-2 again but this Warriors team are not the Celtics they are a lot better. It will be very hard for the Cavs to even win a game with the way they are playing in the first two games. For the Cavs to win game 3 at home, they must find minutes for Jeff Green as he is too valuable to be sitting on the bench after what he did in game 7 in Boston. JR Smith must show up in front of his home crowd and play the game of his career. LeBron will get his numbers but he can’t beat this team alone.
Player to Watch: LeBron James, he can’t afford to go down 3-0 as no team in the history of the NBA has ever come back to win the series. He is giving everything he got but he desperately needs help at home. The Cavs are 1-6 in last 7 NBA Finals game.
How Golden State Warriors & Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Golden State Warriors
My reason for the pick :
Golden State Warriors will be going up 3-0 after Wednesday night as the Cavs won’t be able to figure them out despite winning 8 straight at home. They are simply too good at the moment and the Cavs doesn’t have the star power to match up with the Warriors shooters. Curry will continue to have his ways as game 3 will be similar to what happened in game 2.
LeBron James is doing all he can but he will be guarded by multiple defenders such as Durant, Green, Livingston, and McGee. The Warriors are now aware that the Cavs wants to run the LeBron on Curry switch. LeBron will have to find other ways to score and he continues to have no help from his players.
Warriors to win on the road against the Cavs to go up 3-0.
Betting trends for Golden State Warriors:
- Warriors are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Betting trends for Cleveland Cavaliers:
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.