NBA Finals Betting: Warriors at Cavaliers

NBA Finals Betting: Warriors at Cavaliers

Well, that escalated quickly. After two grueling defeats, the Golden State Warriors are firmly in must-win mode for Thursday’s Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals. LeBron James has been more unstoppable than usual, averaging 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 8.3 assists through three games. Meanwhile, Steph Curry has been okay, which just won’t cut it when the King is conquering on a nightly basis. The Warriors dropped two in a row to Memphis in the Western Semifinals, so no need to slam the panic button just yet. However, a 3-1 deficit isn’t a desirable position to be in at this stage of the season. Curry and the rest of his teammates must come out swinging or risk being one loss away from a depressing summer vacation. Here’s a preview of tonight’s critical Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals.


Despite the way things have progressed, oddsmakers are still backing the Warriors on the road. Seth Curry and Co. have proven to be a resilient bunch all season and during the playoffs, but it’s apparent they have to turn up their play a notch or ten if they hope to even the series. Curry hasn’t been bad by an means, but he hasn’t been as sensational as he was when Golden State romped through the Western Conference. The problem is that Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, and Andrew Bogut are all failing to reach their potential. Barnes posted a goose egg on Tuesday, Green went 2-10 from the field, and Bogut has 10 total points through three games. Andre Iguodala has been solid off the bench, and there was a David Lee sighting in Game 3, but they aren’t the ones who are going to carry the Warriors to a championship.

With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love sidelined, someone on Cleveland’s threadbare roster had to pick up the slack. Very few if any expected that someone would be Matthew Dellavedova, but it was his stellar defense in Game 2, and clutch offense in Game 3 that contributed to the Cavs wins. Also helping the cause are the inside duo of Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson, who have been dominating the glass and locking it down on the defensive end of the floor. Speaking of defense, Cleveland has held Golden State under 95 for two straight matchups, which is the main reason why they are leading this series. If they can continue to stifle the Warriors’ high-octane attack, the first title in franchise history is there for the taking. Apologies to Dellavedova and team defense, but the rest of the series is all about James. His energy and effort are unparalleled right now. Good luck stopping him, Golden State.

The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings. The Cavs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall. Cleveland is rolling, but Golden State has come too far to bow out without a fight.

Bet Golden State -2.5