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NBA Finals: Cavs Looking to Bounce Back

The NBA Finals may be dominated by superstars on paper, but it was the lesser-known players who got the job done for the Golden State Warriors in Game 1. The Warriors’ bench outscored the Cavs’ second unit 42-10 en route to a 104-89 victory. Game 2 is tonight in Oakland.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games after an ATS loss.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Warriors' last five games with two days off between games.
  • The Cavaliers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games after a loss.

Sharpshooters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 20 points in the series-opening contest, while the unheralded Shaun Livingston erupted for a team-high 20 points in 26 minutes of action. Cleveland’s big three of Kyrie Irving (26 points), LeBron James (23) and Kevin Love (17) did their best to shoulder the load, but the wine and gold faded down the stretch in a disappointing second half effort.

Oracle Arena continues to give headaches to Cavs backers, as the squad is a measly 3-8 ATS in their last 11 in the Bay Area. The Warriors are 10-0 SU and 9-1 ATS in their previous 10 after an ATS win at home.

Sportsbooks opened the Dubs as 6.5-point faves for Game 2, and the total was initially set at 207. Golden State is 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their past nine with a closing total of 207 or less.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Golden State Warriors as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -6.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 206 for Sunday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 105-101 result in favor of the Cavaliers. 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 Golden State Warriors are 86-14 so far on the NBA season, and 55-42-3 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 69-28 and 46-49-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 52-47-1 and the Cavaliers go 46-49-2 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Cleveland injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Golden State Warriors rated this week at No. 1 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 4-rated NBA squad against Cleveland's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 1 in the league with 12.98 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 11.23 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland got 26 points from Kyrie Irving en route to a 104-89 loss against Golden State on Thursday at Oracle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Golden State
  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
  • Golden State is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Golden State, Wednesday, June 8th

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