Cavaliers at Warriors - 6/7/15 NBA Finals Game Two Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (65-32) at Golden State Warriors (80-18)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors play game two of the NBA Finals Sunday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to tie this series up and steal home court. LeBron James is averaging 28.7 points and 10.3 rebounds while J.R. Smith is averaging 13.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Iman Shumpert is dishing 1.3 assists and Timofey Mozgov is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Cavaliers need help from their bench if they have a shot in this series, as they played just three guys in game one and got a combined nine points. Smith also has to play better after going just 3-13 from the field in 34 minutes. The Cavs have won seven of their last 10 road games. Kyrie Irving is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Golden State Warriors look to put pressure on the Cavs with a victory and 2-0 series lead. Stephen Curry is averaging 29 points and 6.5 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.8 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 38 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Warriors continue to get big performances from different guys each game, as Andre Iguodala chipped in 15 points off the bench in game one. The Warriors still have lost just one game all year when scoring 100 or more points. The Warriors have also lost just one home game since January 27th.
The Cavaliers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NBA Championship games. The Warriors are 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Cavaliers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Golden State and 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
I can't touch the spread because we have no idea of the status of Kyrie. Instead, I'm siding with the over. Both teams are going to get what they want offensively, and they both topped 100 points in game one despite both teams shooting below average. The over should hit here with better play from both sides.