Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/29/13
Golden State Warriors (18-13) at Cleveland Cavaliers (10-18)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night from Quicken Loans Arena.
Head to head, the Warriors are 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland while the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors on the other hand are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, but just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win.
Things just keep on getting worse for a Cleveland Cavaliers squad that will now be without the services of Andrew Bynum after he was suspended from the team and will likely be traded in the upcoming weeks. It's a blow for a Cavs squad that just hasn't been able to get anything going this season, winning just 10 of their first 29 games and come into tonight's contest having dropped four straight and six of seven overall. On the plus side, Cleveland has still played well at home on the season and is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Golden State Warriors haven't had their ideal start to the season, however, coming off four straight victories, things appear to be heading upwards for this young squad. After their hard fought 105-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Christmas day, the Warriors then responded with one of their biggest wins of the season against the visiting Phoenix Suns on Friday night, cruising to a 115-86 victory thanks to 14 points, 13 rebounds and 16 assists from Stephen Curry.
It wouldn't surprise me to see Golden State win this one by 20+, but the fact remains they are just an average road team, losing nine of 16 so far this season. While there's clearly something wrong with this Cavaliers team and they did play last night in Boston, they have covered the spread in six of eight at home and seven of 10 overall, so they have actually been pretty solid from a betting stand point. Wouldn't touch this one myself, but I think Irving and Waiters can do enough to keep this one just close enough...
Dan’s Pick: Cleveland +6.5
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