NBA Finals Matchup: Game 1 – Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

NBA Finals Matchup: Game 1 – Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Date / Time – Thursday, June 2 – 9 PM ET
Site: Oracle Arena – Oakland
TV Coverage: ABC

Basketball Playoff Odds from BetAnySports Asian Sportsbook

Pointspread: Warriors -6
Total: 209.5 points

NBA Finals Matchup: Game 1 - Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

Well, one thing we can say about the Cleveland Cavaliers is that they are a lot healthier right now that they were at this time last season. That is when they were missing Kevin Love for practically the entire playoffs, and Kyrie Irving went down with an injury in Game 1, leaving Lebron James to do a whole lot more than he probably should have. James wound up taking more shots than the next three Cavaliers on the list combined, but he couldn’t overcome the teamwork and ball movement of the Golden State Warriors, who won the series, and the world championship, in six games. Now Golden State looks for a repeat, coming off an exhilarating comeback in the West finals against Oklahoma City, as the NBA Finals begins on Thursday night at 9 PM ET at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. BetAnySports customers can enjoy the best in live in-game wagering with Live Betting Ultra, which will allow them to continue the action against real-time odds in something that is quite thrilling.

Lebron is not doing everything for the Cavs during this post-season, although he did quite a bit against Toronto, shooting 62% and averaging 8.5 rebounds with 6.7 assists in the Eastern Conference championship series. What was disappointing is that he hit only 61.4% of his free throws. The Cavaliers have, they think, become a much more dangerous offense than they were last season, and there is evidence in abundance. JR Smith, Irving and Love are all over 44% from three-point range in the playoffs, and Channing Frye has hit nearly 58% of his triples. It is the hope of the Cavaliers that they can spread the Golden State defense out and open up some of the lanes for Lebron to drive to the hoop. As a team, however, Cleveland has averaged just 23 drives per game, which is the fewest of any playoff squad.

There are some natural matchup problems for the Cavs in this series. That much was apparent to many BetAnySports patrons from the two games these teams played against each other this season. Granted, Frye was not available for either of these games for the Cavs, but Cleveland still managed to make only 12 out of their 49 attempts from beyond the three-point arc over those two encounters, both of which they lost. Golden State manhandled the Cavaliers 132-98 at the Quicken Loans Arena on January 18, and over these two games they have held Cleveland to only six fast-break points. Coach Tyronn Lue has expressed that he wants his team to play a little bit more of-tempo, but ultimately the will of Lebron wins out, and the Cavs are 14th out of 16 NBA playoff teams in the Pace Factor thus far in the post-season. However, there Offensive Rating was #1. That’s because they were so proficient with three-point shooting. There is some concern that putting the right kind of lineup to hit triples on the floor will severely hamper Cleveland on defense. And if that is the case, Golden State, which has registered assists on 62% of its baskets in the playoffs, could wind up having a field day playing the pick and roll.

Golden State is priced at -235 to be the eventual world champion, while Cleveland comes up as the +195 underdog at BetAnySports, where reduced juice wagering is the standard, as is live betting that will dazzle you! Remember also that there are various payment options, including Bitcoin, which is fast and easy through their automated system, and payouts are as lightning-fast as anyone in the business!


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