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Cleveland CavaliersGolden State Warriors
25-40March 14, 2014, 10:30 | Oracle Arena41-25

The Cavaliers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Warriors in Golden State at Oracle Arena on Friday in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Warriors are 41-25 so far on the season, and 32-32-2 ATS vs. the number. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 25-40 and 29-36 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 25-40-1 and the Cavaliers go 29-35-1 on the totals.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 2-rated Warriors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-89 win for the Warriors on Friday.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 110-101 winner on the road against the Suns. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (211) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers got 23 points from Kyrie Irving as Cleveland ran past Phoenix 110-101 on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

Golden State lost its last outing, a 111-98 result against the Clippers on March 12. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 209 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Warriors wasted a 26-point performance from Klay Thompson as Los Angeles ran past them 111-98 on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 11-ranked offense (103.52 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 16 at 101.57 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 45.84% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.76% on average).

Next up:
Cleveland at Los Angeles, Sunday, March 16th
Golden State at Portland, Sunday, March 16th