Warriors vs. Cavs Wednesday Prediction

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavs, 12/5/18 Predictions & Odds

In a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavs will host the Golden State Warriors at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Of course, the Cavs will not have the services of LeBron James this time around. Will they cover as double-digit home underdogs?

Game Snapshot

501 Golden State Warriors at 502 Cleveland Cavs

7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Warriors are 11-point favorites to beat the Cavs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 223.5 points and as of this writing, 83% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Warriors to cover the point spread.

Golden State Warriors Fantasy Spin

Kevin Durant scored 28 points (10-of-13 FG, 7-of-8 FT) with eight assists, five rebounds, two steals and one three-pointer in 33 minutes Monday against the Hawks. Not only did Durant put forth one of his best shooting performances this season from a percentage standpoint, but he also led the Warriors in assists Monday night. Over his last five games Durant, who's averaging 6.2 assists per game on the season, has raised that number up to 7.4 per night. It will be interesting to see how that number is impacted by the return of Stephen Curry, positively or negatively, moving forward.

Cleveland Cavs Fantasy Spin

Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points with a season-high 11 rebounds in Monday's win over the Nets. He played 28 minutes, adding four assists, one steal and one triple on 9-of-22 shots. Clarkson is hot with 16+ points in four straight games, posting a 32.2 usage rate in that span -- that's above Russell Westbrook's season average (31.1). Clarkson is basically a 3-category player right now for his points, assists and triples but he's worth owning in standard leagues.

NBA Betting Trends

Golden State

The Warriors are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of less than .400.

Cleveland

The Cavs are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning record.

Prediction

The Warriors have covered the spread in five of their last six games against the Cavs and in four of their last five trips to Quicken Loans Arena. Meanwhile, Cleveland has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last 10 games against the Western Conference and is just 17-35 at the betting window in its last 52 home games versus an opponent with a losing road record.

Wednesday NBA Prediction: Golden State Warriors -11

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