Warriors Heavy Online Betting NBA Favorites against Cavs
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Just a few weeks ago sportsbook betting fans were treated to a rematch of last year’s National Championship game, and on Monday night online betting NBA fans will witness a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals.
On Monday, January 16th the Cleveland Cavaliers will be making the journey to Oakland to face off against the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena. This will mark the second time these two have faced each other this season with the first being on Christmas Day. The Cavaliers capitalized on home field advantage and won a tight contest against the reigning Western Conference champs 109-108. Let’s see what online sportsbooks have to say about this rematch.
ONLINE BETTING NBA ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Monday, January 16th
Golden State Warriors -7½ (-115) 224½ (-110) -340
It seems that the bookies think that Golden State is more deserving of a bet on basketball games when playing at home, even against the reigning NBA champions. The Warriors will be coming into this rematch with a 34-6 record and are 18-3 at the Oracle Arena. Cleveland’s 29-10 record isn’t as lustrous. Additionally, the Cavs are 11-7 on the road.
The Cavaliers are looking to pick up another victory after winning 6 out of their last 9 games. However, Cleveland definitely needs a good performance after going 1-2 in their last three contests including 2 humbling losses against the Utah Jazz (100-92) and the Portland Trail Blazers (102-86). Jetlag definitely played a part in those losses considering that the Cavaliers had to play 5 road games in the span of a week. Nevertheless, the Cavs are coming into this contest with a much needed 3-days rest that should give the team enough energy for a rebound, and perhaps a sportsbook betting upset.
On the other hand, the Warriors will be looking to keep their momentum rolling after picking up 7 wins in their last 8 contests. Golden State began a 4-game home stand last Tuesday when they defeated the Miami Heat 107-95. The Warriors will be vying to go undefeated during the 4-game tenure by picking up a win against Cleveland Monday night and then a win against the Oklahoma City Thunder this upcoming Wednesday night.
Speaking of the Thunder, Kevin Durant is currently averaging 26 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest for the Warriors. Additionally, Stephen Curry is netting 24.6 points and 5.9 assists per game. From a team perspective; the Warriors are averaging 117.5 points per game with 49.9% shooting and are allowing 105.4 points per contest on 43.4% shooting. From beyond the arc Golden State makes 38.2% of their shots and also make 79.2% of their free throws. Lastly, the online betting NBA odds may be favoring the Warriors so heavily at home because they have won the last 10 out of 11 on their home court.
The Cavs are currently averaging 109.4 points on 45.4 % shooting and are allowing 103.5 points on 45.2% shooting. From beyond the arc Cleveland drains 38.5% of their shots and is making 76.3% of their free throws. LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points per game and 7.8 rebounds.