Cavaliers at Warriors - 12/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-7) at Golden State Warriors (26-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -6.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN3
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors play Christmas afternoon at the Oracle Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 95.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.5 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 4.1 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Golden State Warriors hope to build on their ridiculous 27-1 start to the year. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.5 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 31.8 points and 6.2 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.1 assists and Festus Ezeli is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game. The Golden State Warriors have not lost a regular season home game since January 27th.
The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cavaliers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Golden State and 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Cavs are as healthy as they've been all season. That means the rest of the NBA is in trouble. While the Warriors are easily the best team in the land, I can't turn down these points with a solid Cleveland team that will be eager for this matchup with the way last year's Finals ended.