Cavaliers vs. Warriors Latest Odds and Stats NBA Finals Game 1
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Oracle Arena.
MyBookie sportsbook opened the Warriors as -6.5-point favorites versus the Cavaliers, while the game's total opened at 226.
The Warriors were a 129-115 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the -11-point spread as favorites, while the total score (244) made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 135-102 winner as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a -9.5-point favorite, while 237 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 63-32 SU,43-48-4 ATS
Cleveland is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Cleveland's last 21 games
Team record: 79-15 SU,48-42-4 ATS
Current Streak: won 13 straight games.
Golden State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games
ABOUT THE CAVALIERS: Small forward LeBron James averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists in last season's Finals and has been superb this postseason with averages of 32.5 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Point guard Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.5 points this postseason while Love is contributing 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds. The Cavaliers will be hoping that swingman Kyle Korver (6.4 postseason average) and guards J.R. Smith (6.6) and Iman Shumpert (4.7) step up their performances in the series.
ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Golden State hasn’t lived down the memory of blowing a 3-1 lead in last season's finals, the turning point being a one-game suspension handed to Green after a flagrant foul for kicking James in the groin during Game 4. Small forward Kevin Durant (25.2 average) is a new part of the mix while point guard Stephen Curry (28.6) has once again been leading the postseason charge. Shooting guard Klay Thompson is averaging a lackluster 14.4 points on 38.3 percent shooting in the postseason but he scored 25 or more three times - including a high of 37 - in last year's Finals.
Cleveland at Golden State Sunday, June 4