Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 6/6/2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Golden State Warriors head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors lead the series 2-0 after winning convincingly 122-103 in Game 2 on Sunday night. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 5 point favorites.
The Warriors had a regular season record of 58-24. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 6.0 as they averaged 113.5 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Cavaliers had an overall mark of 50-32. They finished 1st in the Central Division. They totaled 110.9 points per contest and gave up 109.9, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 43-55-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 48-52-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-59-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 50-51-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
06/03/18 G Andre Iguodala Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Durant averages 26.4 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. Stephen Curry comes into this game averaging 26.4 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 92%.
J.R. Smith averages 8.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%. George Hill has scored 10 points per contest while playing 27 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 107.5 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Golden State averages 113.5 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.98 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 29.3 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 109.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year. Cleveland is 5th in the NBA with 110.9 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.94. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23.4. The Cavaliers are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Cleveland is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland +5 and under 217.5 total points
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