NBA Finals – Game 2 – Cleveland @ Golden State

Tonight’s NBA Finals Picks

NBA Finals – Game 2

Houston @ Golden State, Oracle Arena

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

The original lines for these NBA Playoff picks are taken a couple of hours prior to the tip-off, so adjust your picks accordingly should a line change.

Confidence out of 1-5

NBA Finals – Game 1

Houston @ Golden State

  • NBA Finals – Game 1


  • Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
  • Cleveland are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Under is 4-1-1 in Cleveland’s last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.

Season Series

GAME 1 Golden State Cleveland 124 : 114
(107 : 107)
16.01.18 Cleveland Golden State 108 : 118
26.12.17 Golden State Cleveland 99 : 92


Golden State 58 24 29-12 29-12
Cleveland 50 32 29-12 21-20

Season Points +/- 

Golden State 113.5 107.5 +6.0
Cleveland 110.9 109.9 +0.9

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points  Result
Cleveland Over Golden State
+11.5 215.5 122-103

Imagine dropping 51-8-8 in the NBA Finals, giving 100% of your blood sweat and tears, and then having the night remembered as “that time JR Smith forgot the score”.

Poor Lebron.

lebron angry jr smith

Like everybody else, we were left speechless with the Game 2 storyline. The Cavs were never supposed to have a chance in Game 1 as -12.0 underdogs, and yet came within a missed free-throw, and one of the most dipshit stuff-ups in sporting history of upsetting the Oracle Arena Crowd.

Instead, what we ended up with was a blowout Overtime Warriors win, and Twitter blowing up with meme after meme of “The Thought”…

A couple of our favorites –

and perhaps the best –

But let’s not let Coach Lue off the hook either, who should have been out on the court screaming for a timeout the moment JR left the key, instead leaving him as the scapegoat.

Even after the game was over Lue was telling reporters that “he (JR) thought we were up one” while JR was outside with reporters saying that “I knew the game was tied and thought they were going to call a timeout”.

What a fuck-up of epic proportions.

But now to the tips!

This one will go one of two ways. Either the Cavs push aside the Game 1 absurdity and gain confidence from how close they came. Or they fall to pieces on and off the court after blowing one of the biggest chances they had of making this a Series.

Hard to say which one it will be.

Expect Lebron to again go 40+.

Best Bet  = Over 215.5tick

Player Prop = Lebron James Over 35.5 pts