Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 6/2/2018
Saturday, June 3, 2018
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Oracle Arena is the site of Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The Warriors lead the series 1-0 after a thrilling 124-114 overtime victory in Game 1. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 12 point favorites.
The Cavaliers head into this matchup after finishing the regular season with a mark of 50-32. They were 1st in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 1.0 as they averaged 110.9 points per contest while giving up 109.9 per game. The Warriors had an overall mark of 58-24. They finished 1st in the Pacific Division. They totaled 113.5 points per contest and gave up 107.5, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-58-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 49-51-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 42-55-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 47-52-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
05/31/18 G Andre Iguodala Knee is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
05/31/18 G Klay Thompson Knee injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love averages 17.6 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 27.5 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%.
Draymond Green averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Klay Thompson averages 20 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Cleveland averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.94 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Golden State is 1st in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 5.98. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 29.3. The Warriors are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Cleveland is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Golden State is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Warriors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 20th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +12
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