NBA Finals – Game 1

*Original betting lines and lineups taken game morning, adjust accordingly. 

2017 NBA Finals Picks

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Cleveland @ Golden State


Picks against the spread

Spread Pick O/U Points Result
Warriors  Under  Warriors
-7.0 226.0  113-90

Season Win/Loss

Warriors 36-5 31-10
Cleveland 31-10 20-21

Season Points +/-

Warriors 115.9 104.3 11.6
Cavaliers 110.3 107.2 3.1

Season Matchup

17.01.17 Warriors Cavaliers 126 : 91
26.12.16 Cavaliers Warriors 109 : 108

The Trends-

  • Under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings in Golden State.
  • Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
  • Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Say –

We’re finally here. KD v Lebron, Kyrie v Steph and likely a lot of “holllllld me back” and mouthing off from the Superstars

The Warriors are 12-0 and the Cavs are 12-1 in the post-season. The last team to come close to 16-0 were the 2000 LA Lakers (with Shaq and Kobe) with a 16-1 record. The Warriors might have the greatest regular season record in 73-9 but would a 16-0 post season record be just as good or more memorable?

The Trilogy has been decided over 13 games already with the contenders tied at 1-1 Championships each. Surprisingly and including the two encounters this season, no games have topped the Total Points line of 226.0. That’s 0 from 15 attempts…

Who has the most pressure? Would have to be Kevin Durant.

KD went ring chasing after coming up with zilch in OKC but his career record against The King is a worrying 4-18. Durant hasn’t had the most difficult post season with opponents (Kawhi played 1 game), could be an even bigger talking post Game 1.

March 11th was the end of a three game slide for the Warriors. Since then, their record has been 27-1.

Steph Curry had won the last two regular season MVPs however has not been as successful in the Championship round. Curry has his doubters but coming into the series well rested and no injury concerns, could Steph be apart of NBA royalty with a Finals MVP trophy.

With Steve Kerr likely only throwing in a “Go Get ’em” Skype video chat before the tip-off, the Warriors will have LeBron’s old head coach Mike Brown leading the team. Brown has been fired three times in the last decade (twice by Cleveland). Is this an Omen or a chance for Redemption?

The Best Pick – Total Points Under 225.0 @-110 @Bovada – ***WINNING BET***

Feeling Lucky – First Basket – Steph Curry @6.50 @SportsBet – LOSS (JR. Smith)