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Cavaliers are Big Underdogs in Finals Rematch With Warriors

A new chapter will be written in the ever-growing rivalry between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in Oakland tonight. The Warriors will be looking to avenge a tight 109-108 Christmas Day loss to the wine and gold, and sportsbooks have tabbed them as 7.5-point favorites with a total of 225.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last six games as home favorites.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Warriors' last seven games with a closing total of 224.5 or more.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Cavaliers' last 14 games on the road.

Cleveland overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit in that game to escape with the win in the first regular season meeting between the clubs. Dating back to the 2016 NBA Finals, the Cavs have now won and covered the spread in four straight games against the Dubs.

If the Warriors are going to emerge triumphant in the Bay Area tonight, they’ll need their best player to get going. Stephen Curry struggled to 40.3 percent from the floor in the Finals last spring and was limited to 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting on Christmas Day. Kevin Durant enjoyed his first taste of the rivalry, as the superstar collected 36 points and 15 rebounds on December 25.

The Warriors and Cavaliers have a penchant for going UNDER at Oracle Arena. In the past five between the two foes in California, the UNDER is 4-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 225.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 116-106 win for the Warriors on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 17-20-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden State Warriors are 17-22-1 ATS. Cleveland is 20-18-1 against the points scored total betting line, while Golden State is 19-21 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Golden State Warriors and the No. 4-rated Cavaliers in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Golden State's No. 1-ranked offense averaging 117.5 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 11 at 103.54 PPG. The Golden State Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 49.9% so far, more than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points leading the Cavaliers to a 120-108 victory over Sacramento at Golden 1 Center on Friday.

Detroit was run off the court by the Warriors on Thursday as Golden State blasted the Pistons 127-107 at Oracle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Golden State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Golden State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Golden State's last 19 games

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Phoenix, Thursday, January 19th
Golden State home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, January 18th

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