Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-7) at Golden State Warriors (27-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for some sweet revenge when they battle the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena on Christmas Day.
The Cavaliers have been a little inconsistent this season, but they're certainly in a purple patch of form as they head into tonight fresh off a 91-84 win over the Knicks, their sixth straight victory. LeBron James led the offense with 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists while Kevin Love chipped in with 23 points and 13 rebounds as the Cavs took down the Knicks who were without Carmelo Anthony. It wasn't the most encouraging of performances as the Cavs shot just 39 percent from the field with Kyrie Irving finishing the game with just five points on one of seven shooting, but the Cavaliers are now 19-7 on the season and 13-1 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Warriors continue to pile on the wins on a nightly basis as the Jazz found out when they lost 103-85 on Wednesday. Klay Thompson led all scorers with 20 points, Stephen Curry added 16 points and nine assists while Draymond Green added 15 points and six assists as the Warriors made light work of the Jazz to improve to a ridiculous 27-1 on the season and a perfect 13-0 at home.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Head to head, the Cavs are 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall and 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings in Golden State.
The Cavaliers have been slowly but surely finding their stride and they'll be much better off in the long run with Irving back on the court, but there's just no betting against these Warriors, especially at home where they are still undefeated after 13 games. This should be a close contest but I'm expecting the Warriors to come out on top and cover the spread.