The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors embark tonight on a basketball gambling revival of the previous two years’ NBA Finals. As it turns out, that particular ship has not sailed, after all. The totals have gone through the roof ahead of this one, so that fans can certainly expect a high-scoring affair – and knowing these two, they will be making it rain up in that mutha.
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Oracle Arena
Sportsbook NBA online betting odds:
Cavaliers +7 (-110) 225 (-110) +255
Warriors -7 (-110) 225 (-110) -310
Recent form: The Cavs had their first loss of the postseason in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, but responded with two straight wins to take the series in five games. Granted, the Celtics didn’t have their best players, but at least no Cleveland player actually injured him.
Key players: Kyrie Irving was King for a Day in game four of that series, dropping 42 points in a 112-99 game. He may believe that the Earth is flat, but his performance was anything but. LeBron James was back in charge for game 5 a week ago, though, and had 35 points – passing MJ as the league’s all-time playoff scoring leader – and eight assists. The King has scored 30 or more points in 11 of the Cavaliers’ 13 games this postseason. Additionally, Kevin Love posted 15 points and 11 rebounds.
NBA online betting odds trends: The Cavaliers are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five road games, but have only covered in 50% of their last 10 visits to Golden State. The basketball gambling total has gone over in 15 of Cleveland’s last 21 games, over in two thirds of the Cavs’ last nine of the road, and under in five of their last six games playing at the Oracle Arena.
Recent form: Like Sandman in The Dark Side With Nat X, the Warriors have swept away all of the competition during the playoffs. On May 22 GS completed its dissection of the already depleted Spurs, beating them 129-155 and leading by as many as 22 points.
Key players: Stephen Curry led the way with 36 points and six assists, while Kevin Durant added 29 and grabbed 12 rebounds. And even though starting center Zaza ‘Hitman’ Pachulia missed his second straight game with a bruised right heel, his impact on the series was undeniable, what with him removing San Antonio’s best player out of the equation in game 1.
NBA online betting odds trends: The Warriors have covered in five of their last six games but only in two of their last six at home. Similarly, they have only covered in one fifth of their last five games against the Cavs. The basketball gambling total has gone over in the Dubs’ last five games, over in two thirds of their last six home games, and under in four of their last six versus Cleveland.