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Can Golden State Close it Out at Home?

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The Golden State Warriors can become the seventh franchise in NBA history to win consecutive titles with a victory in Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Monday night, but they’ll have to do it without one of their most important players. On Sunday, the league announced power forward Draymond Green would be suspended for the tilt as a result of his actions in Game 4 when he hit LeBron James below the belt.

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  • Draymond Green only missed one game this season, the Warriors lost SU and ATS and the total went over.
  • The Cavaliers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games after losing as a favorite.
  • The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as a favorite of 5.5 or more.

The Warriors opened as 7.5-point favorites at most shops, but that number had dropped to -5.5 as of Monday morning. Home court advantage continues to be huge in this series, as visiting clubs are a measly 1-3 SU and ATS in the last four meetings between the sides.

Sharpshooting point guard Stephen Curry received plenty of criticism throughout the first three games but silenced the haters in Game 4, erupting for 38 points in Golden State’s 108-97 triumph. The Dubs set an NBA Finals record with 17 three-pointers on Friday, outscoring the Cavs by 33 points from beyond the arc.

Only 10 teams in NBA history have rallied from 3-1 down in the playoffs and no team has won the championship after falling behind 3-1 in the Finals. In the infamous words of Terrell Owens: getcha popcorn ready.

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Can Dubs Bounce Back In Game 4?

When it comes to breaking down Game 3, the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green said it succinctly. 

"We were extremely soft," Green said after practice on Thursday. "We got bullied, punked, whatever word you can find for it."


Not to take anything away from Cleveland. The Cavs executed a great game plan. Like last year when they won two games in the Finals against Golden State, they came out playing smarter, grittier defense and dictated the pace. 


Cavs Continue to Cash on Home Court

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally showed signs of life in Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors and stepped up in a big way, hammering the Dubs 120-90 on their home court. Game 4 is set for Friday, where the Cavs opened as 2-point favorites.

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  • The Cavaliers are 6-1 SU and ATS in their last seven games as a favorite of 2.0 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Warriors' last four games with a closing total of 206.5 or more.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Cavaliers' last five games with a closing total of 206.5 or more.

The struggles of sharpshooting point guard Stephen Curry have been well documented throughout the series. Curry, the two-time reining MVP, led the NBA in scoring at 30.4 points per game but mustered up just 19 on 6-for-13 shooting.

“I have to play 100 times better. I didn’t play my game. I’m disappointed I didn’t help my team win,” Curry told reporters after his team’s Game 3 loss. Curry has 48 points in the first three games of the series, but he didn’t score less than 50 in three-straight games all season.

Kevin Love, who missed Game 3 with a concussion, was not especially missed by the wine and gold. The Cavs looked great in the absence of the big man, recapturing their stellar presence from beyond the arc. At the time of writing, a decision had not yet been made on Love’s status for tonight.

The Cavs continue to cash tickets on their home floor. In Cleveland’s last seven contests at Quicken Loans Arena, they’re a perfect 7-0 ATS.

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Sportsbooks Won With Cavs In Game 3

There are some games in sports where you can ignore everything else and bet simply based on what the line is telling you. Last night’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals was one of them. 

And what the line was saying was: 1. The books knew Kevin Love would likely be out when they set the line and 2. They were happy to take on the public by backing the Cavs while the majority of bettors piled on Golden State. 


NBA Finals: Exact Series Outcome Odds

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In the wake of an exhilarating semifinals, there was no shortage of storylines for the 2016 NBA Finals. The rematch. Curry vs. LeBron. Blue-collar Ohio vs. plush California. But after a pair of less than exciting opening games (to put it lightly), the championship series has been a complete flop so far.

After hammering Cleveland 104-89 in Game 1 and 110-77 in Game 2, the Warriors are on cruise control right now. To prepare for its conclusion, one online sportsbook is offering a prop special on the correct outcome of the series.


Warriors Top Second Half Team In Playoffs

Maybe you’ve noticed - the Golden State Warriors are pretty freakin’ good during the final 24 minutes of a basketball game.  

The Warriors are statistically the No. 1 second-half team in the NBA these playoffs, piling up an average of 54.6 points and they have a second-half plus-minus of 6.8. 

That second number is really the one that should interest halftime and in-game bettors. It means Golden State is three possessions better than the competition throughout the postseason which is leaving the competition in the dust. 


Warriors Have Struggled in Game 3s

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have had no answer for the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals, but they’ll try to climb out of an 0-2 hole in the series when Game 3 gets underway in Ohio on Wednesday. The good news for Cavs backers is the seemingly impenetrable Warriors have been underwhelming in Game 3s, going 2-5 SU in the third game of playoff series under head coach Steve Kerr.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are 6-0 ATS in their last six games at home.
  • The Warriors are 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games with a closing total of 205.5 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Cavaliers' last six games with two days off between games.

“It’s a do or die game for us,” LeBron James told reporters on Tuesday. Truthfully, that may be an understatement. Cleveland got absolutely dominated in the opening two games, including a 33-point defeat Sunday night. The Cavs will be ecstatic to get out of the rowdy confines of Oracle Arena and travel back to Quicken Loans Arena, a place where they’re unbeaten in the playoffs.

Cleveland’s lights-out shooting has dried up, and it’s happened across the board. The Cavaliers lit up scoreboards in the first three rounds but have shot just 35.6 percent against the Dubs so far. The Warriors have stepped up on defense, giving up just 88.8 points per game over the last four contests.

The total, which opened at 206, will likely see a lot of action on the UNDER. Stephen Curry and company have gone below the total in four-straight affairs.

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Is an 0-2 Hole Too Deep in NBA Finals?

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Losing the first two games in an NBA playoff series is not a death sentence, but it’s historically extremely tough to come back from that spot – especially in the NBA Finals.

Since 1977, only two teams that have been down 0-2 in the Finals have gone on to win the title. The 2006 Miami Heat dispatched the Dallas Mavericks in impressive fashion to bring the franchise its first NBA championship, and the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers knocked off the Philadelphia 76ers to win their first and only banner.


NBA Finals: Cavs Looking to Bounce Back

Golden State Warriors will look to improve on their 86-14 record on Sunday when they host Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA betting odds action at Oracle Arena.

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.

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