As expected Golden State won the first two games of the NBA Finals. Home court has provided a major advantage in the playoffs. However, the Warriors covered the NBA betting online number just once. So far in the series the “one-man team” element of Cleveland has been exposed. LeBron James cannot do it alone. Golden State has more weapons. But time and again the Cavs have rallied at home this spring. Now they must do so again. But the question remains if they have enough to stave off what looks inevitable. Golden State has the look of a champion.
Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 3
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Cavaliers||+4½ (-110)||217 (-110)|
Warriors vs. Cavaliers TV Coverage: 9 p.m. ET
Series so Far
Golden State leads the best of seven NBA Finals 2-0. Games three and four are at Cleveland. If necessary game five is at Golden State. Cleveland would host game six. The Warriors would host a potential game seven. All of the games are on NBC. Game one saw the Cavaliers cover a 124-114 loss as 12.5 point dogs. King James had 51 points for the Cavs in the loss. Balance was the key for the Warriors in that first game. Stephen Curry had 29 points. Klay Thompson pumped in 24. And Kevin Durant added 26.
Game 2 Action
Game two saw the Warriors get the money in a 122-103 win as 11.5 point chalks. James had 29 points to lead the Cavaliers. Kevin Love added 29 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland. Once again Golden State demonstrated its superior depth. Curry led with 33 points. Thompson added 20 more. And Durant contributed 26 points. The difference in the series is the Golden State weaponry. If Curry has an off night Thompson and Durant are there to supplement. How James got the Cavaliers this far is a tribute to his greatness. There just isn’t enough around him.
Cleveland Chances at Home
If Cleveland delivers as the NBA betting online long shot it will be at home. Home court loomed large in the Eastern Conference Finals. Against Boston the Cavaliers covered all three of their games at Quicken Loans Arena. In fact, they have paid in their last four playoff home tilts. Three of those four games went over the total. Golden State has split their eight road post season games with the spread. Six of their last seven playoff road games went under the number.
Kevin Durant may be the most valuable player of the post season. Durant leads the Warriors with 29 points per game in the playoffs. He has also added seven rebounds per outing. Durant is the second superstar that no other NBA team has. As for Curry he has 26 points per playoff tilt. Thompson is yet another sportsbook asset. The “third man” is adding 21 more points per game.
Matchup to Watch
Home court cannot cover up Cavaliers lack of depth. They are outmanned in this NBA betting online matchup. But as a desperate home dog they will bring value. Motivational edge is with the Cavs.
Warriors vs. Cavaliers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Look for Cleveland to stay within the number.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Cavaliers 101, Warriors 99