Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors Game 7 Pick

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors
NBA Finals Game 7 Score Prediction

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After a game 6 thumping it is hard to make a Warriors pick in game 7.

The Cavaliers travel to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors for game seven this Sunday night on ABC. The Cavaliers evened up the series with a 115 to 101 trouncing of the Warriors on Thursday night. No team in NBA history has come back and won the finals after being down 3-1. The Cavs are now in a position to make NBA history. In Game 6 they came out strong and lead 31-11 at the end of the first quarter. LeBron James led the Cavaliers with his second straight game of 41 points.

Cleveland has two big time players leading them into game 7. James and Kyrie Irving have carried the Cavaliers on offense. In Game Five they both scored 41 points. James added 16 rebounds and seven assists in that win. In game 7 Irving had 23 points and four rebounds. Cleveland shot 52 percent from the field in game 6 but, the more impressive stat was holding the Warriors to 40 percent shooting. You need other people to step it up if you want to be a champion and that is exactly what Tristan Thompson did in game 6 with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Without center Andrew Bogut the Warriors were physically dominated. The Warriors had only three blocks while Cleveland had seven. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 30 points but he only had one assist. Klay Thompson scored 25 points on 9 of 21 from the field. The loss of Bogut hurt a lot of gamblers who thought a Warriors pick in game 6 would cash. They weren’t the only ones with unhappy faces in Vegas as guys who had a Warriors pick on their futures bets also have to wait to cash.

When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, June 19, 2016
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Line: Warriors -5, Total: 206.5

The Cleveland Cavaliers betting trends:

Cleveland is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Golden State
Cleveland is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State

The Golden State Warriors betting trends:

Golden State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games at home
Golden State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Golden State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
As tempting as it is to choose the Cavaliers and the points one must remember how good Golden State is at home. Yes the Cavaliers beat the Warriors at Oracle in Game Five but Draymond Green didn’t play. I expect the Splash Brothers to go off and Andre Igoudala to have a big game as well. Some late free-throws will cover the spread.

Cavaliers vs Warriors Pick

In game 6 I had money on the Cavaliers because of the loss of Bogut and the lack of inside presence for the Warriors. The Cavs have come back to force a game seven and, they have done it by dominating the Warriors. Curry and Thompson are looking a little soft and in the NBA Finals the refs will let em play, unless, you hit a guy in the balls and then you get a one game suspension. Without Bogut, James should have a field day going inside. Have to take Cleveland plus the points in a great comeback. Not putting money on the money line.

Cavaliers vs Warriors Score Prediction
Cavaliers 100 – Warriors 101