Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/15/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/15/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors (35-9) at Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16)

NBA Basketball: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)

The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.8 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.8 points and 6.5 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.3 points and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a road game since November 22.

The Cleveland Cavaliers need a feel good victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 109.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.1 points and 8.8 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 19.2 points and 9.6 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Green is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t lost a home game since November 5.

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The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Cavaliers are 6-22-1 ATS in their last 29 home games, 5-17-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. Western Conference and 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

There's no way you can back the Cleveland Cavaliers in their current form. The Cavs have won just two games since Christmas, which includes recent blowout losses to Minnesota, Toronto and allowing a 22-point comeback to Indiana. The Cleveland Cavaliers don't appear to be the team you thought they were. The Golden State Warriors are as healthy as they've been in a while and are outscoring teams by 9.9 points on the road this season. Cavs are fade material until further notice. Give me the Warriors and the small chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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