The Golden State Warriors are 11-1 straight up along with from the spread in their last 12 games in the home including a 9-1 SU along with ATS home record this postseason. The Warriors will look in start their title defense out with a win this Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in the home from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State is a 5.5 point home favored in Game 1 to bookmakers monitored by OddsShark.com. This marks the 1st time in the 2016 playoffs that the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone away as a gambling underdog. Most likely the most striking things about it Warriors squad is the way well it does in the surface of hardship.
Needing four straight wins towards the conclusion of the regular season to establish the all time record for wins including two from San Antonio, the Warriors went 4-0 SU along with 3-1 ATS down the stretch. The Warriors are 13-4 SU along with 11-6 ATS in their last 17 games from the Cavaliers per the OddsShark NBA Database. Since losing Game 3 to Cleveland in the NBA Finals last year, Golden State is just 5-0 SU along with 4-1 ATS from the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers have appeared as if a team on a mission this postseason, mowing throughout the Eastern Conference with a 12-2 SU along with 9-5 ATS record.
With red hot shooting from the outside along with a strong game inside fueled by LeBron James, the Cavaliers appear to have the firepower to cope with the dangerous Warriors. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are healthful this time around after both had to miss the final with injury last season. Cleveland is just 4-8 SU in its last 12 games as an underdog, but has gone 7-2 ATS in its last 9 as a dog. The UNDER is just 4-2-1 in the last seven games between both of these teams.