Free Over Under Pick: Cleveland vs. Golden State NBA Lines & Handicapping Preview

NBA: Cavs vs Warriors Predictions

NBA basketball betting sees the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday June 4 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary picks all NBA playoffs long.

Its the Finals matchup that everyone is looking for. The first game will be pivotal in establishing the tone of the series.

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Game 1
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
Thursday June 4
Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
NBA Betting Line:  Golden State -6
NBA Betting Total:  203.5
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It may not have looked great early but once Cleveland found its stride it seemed destined for the Finals. They have endured the loss of Kevin Love like it was nothing and now the best player on the planet will look to further his legacy by earning another title. For me that feat would be way more impressive than anything he did with the Heat.

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I am not one for sentimentality but I appreciate the storybook nature of it all. Make no mistake though, Cleveland is good enough to win.

There are so many matchups that are going to determine how this series plays out. LeBron is going to get his but the surrounding talent is going to have to step up if the Cavs are going to win.

I think it will be interesting to see how healthy Kyrie Irving is and if he feels any additional pressure trying to keep up with Steph Curry, points wise.

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They need him productive but under control.

Golden State

The Warriors are looking to cap off their strong season with a championship. I hadn’t considered it before but they do they might be considered among the best teams of the past 25 years or so given how they dominated a strong Western Conference and how they were so strong offensively and defensively.

Not bad for a first year head coach huh? Steve Kerr knows winning and he has given his team the green light to play the way they do best. This should be a good series.

Most pundits think the job of guarding LeBron is going to fall on Harrison Barnes perhaps making him the most pivotal player in this series for Golden State. I think that player will be Klay Thompson.

Assuming Curry is being Curry Thompson can put a lot of pressure on the Cavs if he can get his offensive game to back where it was during the regular season.

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If so the Warriors are really hard to guard.

NBA Betting Trends:

  • Under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
  • Under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Under is 7-0-1 in Warriors last 8 home games.
  • Under is 6-0 in Warriors last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 4-0-1 in Warriors last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Golden State.
  • Cavaliers are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

NBA 4* O/U Betting Prediction:  Over 203.5

Look for a nice and brisk pace of play in the opener as these two teams feel each other out.

NBA Final Score Prediction:  Golden State 109 – Cleveland 100

I don’t think you will have to sweat out the final possession.

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