Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers Game 3 Pick - Odds and ATS Predictions

Date: 
June 6, 9:00 PM EDT
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Golden State -4.5
Total: 
217

This year’s NBA Finals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers shifts to Quicken Loans Arena for Wednesday’s Game 3 with Golden State holding the early 2-0 series lead. Game time on ABC is set for 9 p.m. (ET).

Golden State at Cleveland Game Overview

Golden State needed overtime to win Game 1 at home. Despite stretching the 124-114 final score to a straight-up double-digit margin of victory, it failed to cover against the spread as a 12.5-point favorite. There was no doubt to the outcome in Game 2 with a 122-103 romp as an 11.5-point favorite at home. The total went OVER the closing line in each of those first two games. The Warriors go on the road with an even 4-4 record (SU and ATS) in eight previous road games in this year’s playoffs.

Stephen Curry has had the hottest hand for Golden State in this series with 29 points in Game 1 followed by 33 points in Game 2. He shot an effective 9-for-17 from three-point range in Sunday’s 19-point victory. Kevin Durant remains the team’s leading scorer in the postseason with an average of 28.7 points per game. Andre Iguodala’s playing status for Wednesday has been upgraded to questionable as he continues to work through a knee injury.

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The Cavaliers face yet another uphill battle against their Western Conference nemesis in the NBA Finals. They need to make the most of the next two games at home where they have gone 8-1 SU this postseason. Betting Cleveland at home has been a losing proposition at 4-5 ATS and the total has gone OVER in three of its last four home games.

LeBron James has done everything within his power to keep Cleveland competitive against Golden State this time around. He started this series with a 51-point night in Game 1 before posting a team-high 29 points in Sunday’s loss. He is averaging 34.6 PPG in the postseason with a team-high 9.0 assists. The Cavaliers are shooting 45.7 percent from the field in the playoffs and connecting on 33.5 percent from three-point range. They have averaged 101.9 points through 20 postseason contests.

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Golden State at Cleveland Game Betting Trends

  • The Warriors have failed to cover in six of their last seven Wednesday games and they are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games following a straight up win. The total has gone OVER in their last six games in the NBA Finals.
  • The Cavaliers are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games against the Pacific Division, but they are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Western Conference. The total has stayed UNDER in their last five games played on a Wednesday.
  • Head-to-head in this matchup, the favorite has covered in seven of the last 10 meetings, and the total has gone OVER in six of the last eight games between the two.

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Golden State at Cleveland Prediction 06/06/2018

I initially had Golden State winning this series in six games, but after watching how the first two games have unfolded, I think the Warriors will go on to post another 4-1 series victory against Cleveland to match last season's result in the championship series between the two. That said, the one game that the Cavaliers do end up winning in this year's series will be Wednesday night and in a fairly convincing fashion.

Free Pick: 
Take Cleveland +4.5

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