Warriors vs. Cavaliers Prediction

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 6/6/18, Prediction & Odds

The Golden State Warriors dominated last game at home to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the series shifting to Cleveland tonight, can the hosts make it competitive again and notch a victory over Golden State?

Game Snapshot

505 Golden State Warriors at 506 Cleveland Cavaliers

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Quicken Loans Arena at 9PM ET

TV: ABC

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Warriors are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 216.5 points. As of Wednesday afternoon, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Golden State. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Love notches double-double in loss

Cleveland power forward Kevin Love had a slow start to Game 2, but his game improved as the night progressed. Love finished with 22 points on 7-of-18 rebounds and pulled down 10 rebounds in the 122-103 defeat. The Cavaliers trailed 59-46 at halftime and could not recover after the break. LeBron James had another monster game with 29 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and two steals. He shot 10-of-20 from the floor, 2-of-4 from 3-point range and 7-of-9 on free throws. George Hill contributed 15 points, while Tristan Thompson added 11 points and five boards.

Iguodala questionable to play

Golden State small forward Andre Iguodala is closer to playing and might make his NBA Finals debut tonight, but will be a game-time decision as he is listed as questionable. He averaged 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 13 playoff games prior to the injury. Steph Curry led the way in Game 2 as he poured in a game-high 33 points, hitting an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers on 17 attempts. He also had eight assists and seven rebounds. Kevin Durant contributed 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Klay Thompson added 20 points.

NBA Betting Trends

Golden State

The over is 6-0 in the last six Golden State NBA Championship games. The Warriors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

Cleveland

The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings. Cleveland is 0-4 ATS in its last four Wednesday games.

Prediction:

This is a must-win game for Cleveland and will need another other-worldly performance from James. I'm going to say he will. Golden State has a tendency to lose focus on the road, especially when there is little pressure to get a win. With complete control of the series, I think the Warriors take their foot off the gas pedal and Cleveland takes advantage in front of what will be a racuous Cavs crowd.

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS +4.5

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