Warriors at Cavaliers Game 3 - 6/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (86-14) at Cleveland Cavaliers (69-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -1 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers square off Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena for game three of the NBA Finals.
The Golden State Warriors can all but put this series to bed by winning and taking a 3-0 lead. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 110.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 25.2 points and four rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 25.4 points and 6.1 assists. Draymond Green is grabbing 9.8 rebounds and Shaun Livingston is dishing 3.5 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 10 of their last 16 road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win here in order to have any chance of winning this series. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 95.9 points on 46 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.1 points and 7.3 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 4.8 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won seven straight home games.
The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 NBA Championship games and 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 2 days rest. The Cavaliers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 NBA Championship games. The Warriors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Cleveland and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Cavs are playing like complete garbage, as nobody is making shots and nobody is engaged on the defensive end. The Warriors also smell blood and are getting production from everybody. And while the Warriors have crushed my last two bets, the Cavs are returning home where the roll players play better. Cleveland has yet to lose a home game these playoffs, and you can expect Smith and Kyrie to actually make shots in the comfort of their own building.
This is a must-win for Cleveland and you have to think it finds a way to win at least this one. Even if the last two games were downright ugly.