In a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals, the Warriors will welcome the Cavaliers to California for a Christmas Day game that has NBA fans everywhere trying to get out of spending quality time with their families.
In last year’s Finals, it was Matthew Dellavedova that played Robin to LeBron’s Batman, but with a healthy Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving back in the Cavs lineup we’ll be treated to the dream matchup we should have seen last year.
The Warriors, who opened as 7-point favorites in this one, still haven’t lost at home this season. They spent most of the month on a seven game road trip, but have played their last three games at home, winning each game by a margin of 17.3 points.
The Cavs are on a mini ATS roll, going 4-1 ATS in their last five games. They’re an even 6-6 SU on the road this season, and excluding a game in Miami which James sat out, their margin of defeat in road losses is just four points.
Last year’s Finals saw the Warriors also win the ATS battle—4-2.
<li>The total has gone OVER in the Warriors' last four games when playing on one day of rest.</li>
<li>The total has gone OVER in eight of the Cavaliers' last nine games when playing on one day of rest.</li>
<li>In eight Christmas Day games, LeBron James has averaged 26.4 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds .</li>