Golden State Warriors (16-9) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (5-18)Date : 12/05/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
The Golden State Warriors will visit Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Golden State Warriors ended a two-game losing streak by picking up a 128 – 111 road win over the Atlanta Hawks in their last outing as Curry, Durant, along with Thompson had 30, 28, and 27 points, respectively, and the victory as their defense allowed Atlanta to shoot only 19% from 3-point range for the night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also lifted themselves out of a three-game losing streak by picking up a slim, 99-97 road win over the Brooklyn Nets as the Cavs struggled from the field in shooting 43% for the night yet received 20 points off the bench from Jordan Clarkston along with 19 points along with 14 boards for Tristan Thompson in the win. The Warriors are 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 meetings at Quicken Loans Arena.
Golden State Warriors's Latest Performance :
The Golden State Warriors recently went through a rough patch of games to where they possess an extended losing streak; However, the team has bounced back in winners fashion as they have now won four of their last six games, overall. Nonetheless, the Warriors had lost two games in a row prior to their last outing on the road versus the Atlanta Hawks as they were able to outshoot the home team in going 58% from the floor for the night while also nailing 13 three-pointers.
As stated, Durant, Curry, and Thompson was certainly the headliners in this matchup as they scored at least 27 points for Golden State in the win. On the other hand, the defense for Golden State allowed the Atlanta Hawks to shoot an exceptional 49% from the floor on the night yet the Hawks only made 5 of 26 3-point attempts. John Collins recorded yet another Double-Double for Atlanta in the loss as he finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the team while Tre young had 20 points along with a whopping seven turnovers.
Golden state is in the midst of a five-game road trip to where they are only 1-2 so far. It is for this reason that the matchup with Cleveland will be important as they will certainly want to get back to.500 for the trip, overall, before ending at Milwaukee on December 7th.
Cleveland Cavaliers's Latest Performance :
The Cleveland Cavaliers went up 91-80 late in the game before the Brooklyn Nets went on a 17-6 run to tie the game before Alec Burks sealed the victory with a layup to essentially end the game while handing the Cavaliers their first victory in five games. As stated, Jordan Clarkson was a huge lift off the bench as he scored 20 points on the night while Tristan Thompson and Collin Sexton put in 19 and 15 points, respectively, for Cleveland in the win.
The Cavaliers allowed the Nets to shoot only 39% for the night while going 10 of 40 from 3-point range as they were led by D’Angelo Russell with 30 points as he would go only 4 of 12 from 3-point range yet having eight rebounds along with six assists. The Cavaliers certainly look to carry this momentum into an all-important matchup at home versus a surging Golden State Warriors squad who is just about at full strength at a critical time of the season.
How Golden State Warriors & Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Golden State is 11-14 ATS while the OU is 14 – 11
Cleveland is 12 – 11 ATS while the OU is 9 – 14
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this game to be pivotal for both teams as Cleveland will look to extend their momentum from their last win over the Nets at home while the Golden State Warriors will also want to begin a winning streak of their own after beating up on the Atlanta Hawks in their last outing. The Warriors have certainly had it great against the spread at Quicken Loans Arena in the past and will certainly be looking to carry their red-hot shooting into Cleveland in which to pick up yet another victory versus a Cleveland team that has played much better recently on the defensive end yet continues to allow teans to shoot a tad under 49% shooting / outing.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Golden State Warriors
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Warriors in this matchup as the Cleveland Cavaliers have not shown that they can score or win with consistency thus far in their 2018 campaign. Combine this with the fact that Golden State is coming off a great shooting night to where each of their superstars shot exceptional from the field, look for this to be yet another blowout win for the defending champs en route to a very interesting battle with the Milwaukee Bucks, soon after.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over in this matchup as I certainly see the Golden State Warriors having a carry-over effect from their last win in which to shoot very well versus a Cleveland Cavaliers team that is certainly giving on the defensive end. Of course, the Cavaliers will do their best in which to keep this game close, however, the Warriors will eventually begin to run the score up in this matchup, thus allowing for the over to be the strong play.
Betting trends for Golden State Warriors:
- Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
Over is 7-1 in Warriors last 8 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Warriors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Betting trends for Cleveland Cavaliers:
- Under is 6-1 in Cavaliers last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 6-1 in Cavaliers last 7 home games.
Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.