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Warriors vs. Cavaliers NBA Finals Preview (Game 3) – 06/06/18

Posted by: Mike Davis

The NBA Finals continue with Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers series. Despite Game 3 being held in Cleveland, the online NBA betting odds are predicting a decisive Golden State victory. Does this mean bettors should take LeBron on the upset line? Let’s take a gander at the evening’s NBA parlay odds to find out.

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Wednesday, June 6th      

Series: Game 3 || Golden State Leads 2-0

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Quickens Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

TV: ABC

Stream: ABC Sports, NBA League Pass

Online NBA Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Warriors -4½ (-110)    216½ (-110)   -175
Cavaliers +4½ (-110)       216½ (-110)   +155
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Golden State Warriors

The Warriors are confident they can come into the Quickens Loans Arena and get the job done. However, LeBron is a different animal when playing in front of his home city. But considering all he’s done so far in this series, is there any way he could lead this team to a victory over the Warriors? After all, King James delivered 51 in Game 1. And even though his 29-points in Game 2 weren’t as eye-catching, he was 1 rebound away from delivering a triple-double. Ultimately we’ve seen LeBron do everything he can to topple these Warriors, but Golden State has proven a bill too tough to handle so far. They’re likely to prove this once again this evening.

Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (28.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 4.3 apg), Stephen Curry (25.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 5.5 apg), and Klay Thompson (20.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.9 apg).

Cleveland Cavaliers 

Heeding Stephen A. Smith’s advice, the Cavs have decided to swap Rodney Hood into the rotation for JR Smith. It was JR who blew Game 1 for the Cavs. With seconds left on the clock, Smith snagged a rebound right and had a chance to seal the game with a layup. But instead we saw Smith dribble out to half court and soil Cleveland’s last opportunity to pull away with the upset. Obviously the entire NBA world, but LeBron in particular, chastised JR for blowing a potential game-winner. Another pitiful performance from Smith in Game 2 forced the coach’s hand. We’ll have to see if Hood can make any impact tonight.

Players to Watch: LeBron James (34.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 9.0 apg), Kevin Love (14.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.5 apg), and George Hill (9.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.2 apg).

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
  • Golden State is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games when playing Golden State
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

So which side should online sportsbook bettors favor in Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals series? Well it’s probably safer to stick with the Warriors here. However, taking the Cavs on that upset line is too appealing to pass up. Sign up today to make your Game 3 prediction!

Score Prediction: 104-100 Cleveland. The Cavs turn to LeBron to get them the first win of the series.

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