Warriors at Cavaliers - 6/16/15 Game Six Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (81-20) at Cleveland Cavaliers (67-33)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +4 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers play game six of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
The Golden State Warriors are a win away from winning their first championship since 1975. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.5 points and 6.3 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.5 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Warriors finally got their Curry-performance in game five, as he made seven threes and scored 37 points. The Warriors have combined for 24 threes in their last two games. The Warriors have won 10 of their last 15 road games. The Warriors have also lost just one game all season when scoring 100 or more points.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win here to force a game seven. LeBron James is averaging 29.9 points and 8.4 assists while J.R. Smith is averaging 12.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Timofey Mozgov is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Matthew Dellavedova is dishing 2.7 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from deep in these playoffs. Smith showed signs of heating up in game five, as he made four threes in the first half, but then disappeared in the second. LeBron really can’t do much more, as he’s averaging 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists in this series. The Cavaliers have won 20 of their last 23 home games.
The Warriors are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Cavaliers are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Warriors are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
There's nothing worse than to lose the NBA Finals on your home court. Also, the Cavs are sure to get a lot of the calls at home that they didn't get down the stretch in game five. The NBA would hit a homerun with the ratings to have a game seven Friday night. I'm taking the Cavs to win this game outright.