Cavaliers at Warriors Game 2 - 6/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (69-27) at Golden State Warriors (85-14)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -6.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors square off Sunday night at the Oracle Arena for game two of the NBA Finals.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have another chance to steal a road game before heading back to Ohio. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 94.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.5 points and 7.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.3 points and 9.8 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing five assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won eight of their last 13 road games.
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The Golden State Warriors have a chance to take full control of this series with a sweet 2-0 lead. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 110.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 41.6 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 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 21 of their last 24 home games.
The Cavaliers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The Warriors are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Golden State and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I'm not the type to panic after one game, and truth is I still see value on the Cavs and the points. Cleveland had its chances to take control of game one before the meltdown happened and the Warriors pulled away. Irving, Smith and Love are all capable of playing better and can knockdown the deep ball. Heck, even LeBron can be more aggressive on the offensive end.
I'm going to give Cleveland another shot here and take the points again.