2017 NBA Finals Series Pick, Odds and Preview
It’s time for the third match of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. The two teams have met in June the past two years, with each team winning the series once. These two teams come into the NBA Finals with a combined record of 24-1.
The Golden State Warriors waltzed through the Western Conference with sweeps over Portland, Utah and the San Antonio Spurs. The Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors, before winning in 5 over the Boston Celtics.
The Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors are simply rolling. The Warriors have won 12 straight postseason games, and only 2 of them were within single digits. In the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors won by an average of 16 points per game. Golden State continues to roll offensively, with 113 points or more in every Western Conference Finals game.
During the regular season, the Warriors led the league with 115.9 points per game.In the postseason, the Warriors are led by Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Curry is scoring nearly 29 points per game, while Durant is adding 25.2 per game. Curry and Durant are getting 28.3 points per game from the other half of their big four; K
Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The Warriors won the Pacific Division by 16 games over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Cavs Also Clicking in Playoffs
The Cleveland Cavaliers are a pretty similar story out of the Eastern Conference. LeBron James and the Cavaliers had one slip up, and that was in Game 3 at home. Since then, the Cavaliers blasted the Celtics. The Cavaliers lost the final four games of the regular season and fell to the second seed. Cleveland scored 110.3 points per game during the regular season, and allowed just over 107.
In the postseason, the Cavaliers have seen their Big 3 take over from start to finish. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for over 74 points per game. James has been the top scorer with 32.3 points per game, despite his poor Game 3. Kevin Love is averaging a double double in the postseason. Love is scoring 17.3 points per game, and also ripping down more than 10 rebounds per game.
Free Pick & Prediction: Cavs vs. Warriors
This should be a fantastic series. Despite the Cleveland Cavaliers coming back and winning the final three games of the series last year, it appears the Golden State Warriors are the team to beat this season. The Warriors have great talent with four studs, while Cleveland has talent of their own with their Big 3. Klay Thompson is likely to be the difference maker in this game for the Golden State Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors are going to win this series over the Cleveland Cavaliers. If we had to make a final prediction for how many games this series would go, we take the Golden State Warriors in 6 games over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The series bet here is the Golden State Warriors -400 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.