Warriors at Cavaliers - 6/9/15 Game Three Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (80-19) at Cleveland Cavaliers (66-32)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -1 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday night in game three of the NBA Finals.
The Golden State Warriors look to take back home court advantage with a win. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.4 points and 6.4 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.6 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Warriors need Curry to wake up out of his funk, as he’s 4-21 from deep in his last two games. The Warriors are only going to go as far as their point guard and MVP takes them. The Warriors have lost just one game when scoring 100 or more points. The Warriors have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to take control of this series with a 2-1 lead. LeBron James is averaging 29.3 points and 8.3 assists while J.R. Smith is averaging 13.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. Timofey Mozgov is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Iman Shumpert is dishing 1.3 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from deep in these playoffs. LeBron is averaging 34.6 points, 12 rebounds and 9.6 assists in his last five games. Of course, LeBron will have to carry this team and control the pace for the Cavs to have a shot to win this series. The Cavs have won eight of their last nine home games.
The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 24-11 ATS in their last 35 games following a S.U. loss. The Cavaliers are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 vs. Western Conference and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The Warriors are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
LeBron is going to continue to be LeBron, but role players play better at home, as rims tend to be a little nicer. Also, that Cavs home crowd is going to be insane with this being a real chance to see a pro sports championship for the first time since 1964. Needless to say, the Warriors messed up losing a game in Oakland.