Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Prediction
The 12-2 Warriors have won eight of their last 10 games but are laying 8.5 points to a Cavs team that has won six of its last 10 overall. With tip off set for 7:30 p.m. ET, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
503 Golden State Warriors (-8.5) at 504 Cleveland Cavs (+8.5); o/u 207.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 18, 2021
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Stephen Curry (left hip contusion) is listed as questionable for Thursday’s matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went off for 37 points and nine triples last night, and this is the first we’re hearing about any hip issue with Steph. Given he’s played in all 14 games of the season so far, he could just be listed on the injury report as a precaution. If Steph can’t go, Jordan Poole and Gary Payton II could be in line for some more minutes.
Cleveland Cavs DFS Spin
Kevin Love (protocols) returned from an eight-game absence on Wednesday and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes in a loss to the Nets. He’s back but his next trip to street clothes probably isn’t too far off in the distance. It’s hard to imagine him playing the entire season for the Cavs but as long as he’s getting 20-30 minutes a night, he should be able to hold some low-end fantasy value.
Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Betting Prediction
The Warriors have covered six straight in Cleveland and seven of eight in this series. They’re also 17-5-1 against the number in their last 23 games overall, are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games coming off a win and are 17-5-1 at the betting window in their last 23 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the Cavs are just 2-5-1 at the window in their last eight games playing on zero rest and are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -8.5