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Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 4/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Arena
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Golden State Warriors -16 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSOH, NSBA
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors meet Friday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a victory here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 17.6 points and 11.2 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.1 points and 2.4 assists. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost each of their last 10 road games.

The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.7 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.7 points and 5.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarcus Cousins is grabbing eight rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 10 of their last 14 home games.

The Cavaliers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 8-19-1 ATS in their last 28 home games, 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Golden State and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 13-3 in Warriors last 16 overall. The over is 5-0 in Cavaliers last 5 overall.

The Golden State Warriors seem to have their swagger back, as they entered last nights game winning their last five games by an average of 16.4 points while shooting 55 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers do their best to compete and play hard, but they can only do so much with a roster that is very young and not exactly talented. The Cavs struggle big time defensively and don't have the horses to keep up for 48 minutes. This is a massive amount of chalk and you're opening yourself up to a backdoor cover. Still, it's Warriors or pass for me. 

Pick:
Golden State Warriors -16

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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