Cavaliers vs. Warriors - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (37-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (28-10)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
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The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Golden State Warriors have not lost back-to-back games since April. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 113.9 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.9 points and 6.4 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.3 assists and Festus Ezeli is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost eight road games since March. James Michael McAdoo is questionable.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 95.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and 7.4 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 17 points and 3.8 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.8 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost two home games since March. Mo Williams is questionable.
The Warriors are 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 road games and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The Warriors are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
Folks can tell me the loss to the Pistons was the Warriors looking ahead, and that may be the case. However, the Cavs are healthy and nearly beat Golden State on the road Christmas day. At home, the Cavaliers will win this game.