Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 6/8/2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday. The Warriors will go for the sweep as they currently lead the series 3-0. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5.5 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
No key injuries to report
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Draymond Green averages 11 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Lebron James averages 27.5 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 9.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kevin Love averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 113.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.98 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 29.3 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.5 per game. The Warriors allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.94. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Cavaliers are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Cavaliers surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
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.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -5.5
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