The next interesting game which we really want to predict is going to be from the USA. NBA action between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Both sides are involved in the 3rd game from the final playoffs in this season. The over is 4-0 in the Golden State Warriors’ previous 4 against Eastern Conference rivals, 4-0 of the previous four encounters against the Central Division, 6-0 in their last 6six NBA Finals games and 6-2 of the previous eight clashes against teams with a winning record.
The Cavaliers have seen the over go 6-0 of the previous six NBA Finals games, 10-1 in their last 11 after a road trip of at least seven days, 4-1 in their last five against the Pacific Division and 6-2 in their last eight against teams with a winning record. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between the teams, including the first two games of this series. Look for this one to go over as well in a high octane offensive battle.
Yesterday, in Turkey two teams showed an amazing performance against each other, also that, they have covered our pick and the game finished 98-93 included over-time between Fenerbahçe and Banvit Bandirma. The next interesting game which we liked to predict is going to be from the USA, NBA challenge between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. The game will be held in Oracle Arena, Oakland, USA.
The hosts are tied for the biggest favourite in a Finals game since 1991: Los Angeles Lakers were a 12-point favourite in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals against Philadelphia 76ers, a game they lost 107-101 included overtime. One thing that both sides know is that they can not expect to be as fortuitous when it comes to worthless perimeter shooting by the opposition: Boston Celtics was 7 of 39 in Game-7 from deep while Houston Rockets was 7 of 44, including missing an NBA postseason record 27 consecutive three-point attempts.
The under is 4:0 in Cleveland’s the previous encounters on the road, 4:0 in their previous four games on the road against teams with a winning home record. 4:0 in the previous four clashes against an opponent that scored at least 100 points in their last match.4:0 in the previous four against Western Conference rivals. The team of Golden State Warriors has seen the under go 5:0 in the previous five overall.
Houston struggled mightily over the final three quarters as they ended up with more turnovers (21) than assists (13) in the contest. The Rockets can’t afford to give up 23 points off turnovers and they completely lost their edge of pushing the tempo as fast break points pretty much disappeared after the opening quarter. Golden State has to hope that Iguodala can get back on the floor as well in order to add his versatility to the lineup. Green was a non-factor on the offensive end of the floor as far as putting points on the board went: it would be a boost for the Warriors if he could get a few buckets. Thompson got hot in Game 6 after a decent game in Game 5. He has 58 points in the last two games after scoring a total of 31 in Games 2, 3 and 4 combined. Which team gets the most production from their key role players?
The under is 4-0 in the Warriors’ last 4 overall, 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference foes, 4-0 in their last four games in the conference finals and 4-0 in their last four against teams with a winning record. Houston has seen the under go 4-0 in their last four against teams with a winning record, 5-1 in their last six on Monday, 5-1 in their last six after allowing at least 100 points, 4-1 in their last five against an opponent that scored at least 100 points and 8-2 in their last 10 after an ATS loss. The teams have stayed under the total in five of the six games in this series and that includes in Game 6 with a total that was much lower than the first five games. For Houston to hang in, their defence is going to have to harass Golden State and force bad shots like they did in Games 4 and 5.
"Rockets" the NBA Western Conference final against the Golden State Warriors. The team dramatic victory as a guest with 95-92. "Rockets" lagged in the middle of the last part, but made a turning point in the closing minutes. James Harden was the most successful on the score with 30 points, with 27 being Chris Paul. For the Warriors, Steph Curry finished with 28. A double-double is Kevin Durant (27 points and 12 rebounds) and Draymond Green (11 points and 13 rebounds).
Cleveland Cavaliers equalized the final with Boston Celtics at the NBA Eastern Conference. Now, the result is 2-2 wins after the "Cavaliers" won their second home clash, this time with 111-102. The series moved to Boston Celtics again and the next match was on Wednesday against Thursday's. After an equal start, Cleveland took the lead and did not miss the lead by the end. LeBron James was the main contributor to the success. The King made another strong game and ended with 44 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. For Boston Celtics, James Brown scored 25 points. Both sides have stayed under the total in 10 of their last 13 meetings here and in five of their last seven overall, including three of the four games in this series. Expect another lower scoring game that falls short of the total by a couple of points. Perhaps, the game is going to be the next Under 206.5 Points.
The guests are undefeated at home in the postseason and with home court advantage, that could work in their favour. In fact, in Boston’s now 15 postseason appearances, the home team has prevailed in 14 of them: the lone exception was their Game 3 win in Philadelphia 76ers. They are dropped to 1-4 as the road team in the playoffs as they were steamrolled in Game 3 by a desperate Cleveland team.
Cleveland Cavaliers have improved shooting the ball in the postseason: after hitting only 43.4% as a team from the field against the Pacers, they are now shooting 46.5% in the playoffs. Cleveland’s perimeter shooting is mediocre: while they are making 10.8 three-pointers a night. The home side has been good at the line, cashing in 76.3% of their chances.
Actually, Boston’s Game-2 win continued a trend in the postseason as they ran their record to 9:0 at the TD Garden in the playoffs so far this season. Of course, the flip side of that is that Boston Celtics are just 1-4 away from home in the postseason, moreover, that win came in Game 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers, effectively putting that series to bed.
Cleveland Cavaliers is 5-1 at home but only the Game-4 win against a demoralized Toronto Raptors was a one-sided contest. The hosts prevailed by three, three and four points at home against the Pacers, while Game-3 against Toronto Raptors was a two-point affair decided by James’s bank shot at the buzzer.
The under is 4-0 in the Celtics’ last 4 games following a straight up win, 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS win, 4-0 in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their last game, 4-1 in their last five overall and 4-1 in their last five against Eastern Conference competition. Cleveland has seen the under go 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The teams have gone under the total in four of the last five meetings: look for that trend to continue here as Boston continues to challenge Cleveland’s shooters.
Cleveland Cavaliers is on the road as they face off with the second-seeded Boston Celtics tonight. Boston built off their strong showing in the conference semifinals as they pummeled Cleveland Cavaliers en route to a 108:83 win in Game-1 to draw first blood in the series.
Boston Celtics lead the all-time regular season series 125:80 but the Cavaliers took two of three this season, including a 121:99 win here in the last matchup since 11th February. Both sides have gone under the total in nine of the previous 12 clashes in Boston, while the team of Boston Celtics aren’t adverse to playing at a faster tempo, as they did against Philadelphia 76ers, they are more comfortable in games like we saw a few days ago.
Boston Celtics will make Cleveland Cavaliers grind, take tough shots and earn everything they get on the offensive end. The hosts were one of the top sides in NBA in scoring defence in the regular season.
The Warriors are shooting 46% from the field in the postseason as a team this year. The Warriors are converting 9.8 three-pointers a game despite shooting only 32.9 percent from beyond the arc. The guests have been good at the charity stripe, cashing in 81.6 percent of their chances so far. In Game 5, Golden State shot 48% from the field and converted seven of 27 three-point attempts.
Houston Rockets has had all kinds of problems shooting the ball in the postseason, also, their enters this contest shooting only 44% from the field in the series. The Rockets’ three-point shooting has been inconsistent as they hit 35% from beyond the arc while draining 14.1 three-pointers a game. They hit 79% at the charity stripe. In Game-5, Houston Rockets shot 48% from the field and hit 18 of 39 three-point attempts while going 14 of 17 at the line.
Both sides are the top two teams in the league in scoring offence during the regular season and with Durant, Curry, Green, Thompson, Harden, Paul, Gordon and the rest of the three-point bombers in the series, it’s expected to be a high scoring contest.