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NBA Finals Game 5: Warriors vs. Cavaliers – June 12, 2017

2017 NBA Finals Betting Pick & Prediction

At Oracle Arena in Oakland California, the Golden State Warriors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is Game 5 of the best of 7 series to decide the 2016-2017 NBA Champion. The Golden State Warriors won the first three games of the series, before the Cavaliers bounced back with a big win in Game 4 at home.

The Golden State Warriors are back at home, a place they have yet to lose in the postseason. In fact, the Warriors have lost just one game in the entire postseason. The Warriors have downed the Trail Blazers, Jazz and Spurs in the postseason. For Cleveland, they were the second seed in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers have taken out the Pacers, Raptors and Celtics this postseason.

Warriors Looking to End it

The Golden State Warriors are looking to end this series, and end it at home. The Warriors remember last year in the NBA Finals, when they fell in the final three games to blow a 3-1 series lead. Golden State scored nearly 116 points per game in the regular season. In the postseason, the Warriors have scored 120 or more in 4 of their last 6 games.

Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are two of the best scorers in the NBA. Curry is scoring just under 30 per game in the postseason, while Durant is adding 28.6 points per game.  In the Game 4 loss, Curry scored just 14 points. Durant led with 35. The Warriors have been incredible over the past three seasons. In the regular season, Golden State has won 207 games, and of course 46 postseason games.

Cavaliers Want to Make it Two in a Row

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to make it two in a row, and get it back to Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers have gone 6-2 at home this season. In the regular season, Cleveland went 31-10. The Cavaliers scored 110.3 points per game, and allowed 107.2 during regular season action.

In the postseason, LeBron James has been a monster. James started Game 4, scoring more than 32 points per game. In the Game 4 win, LeBron poured in another triple double, with 31 points. Point guard Kyrie Irving and forward Kevin Love have been pretty solid as well. Irving scored 40 in the win and Love added 23. Love is averaging 10 rebounds per game in the postseason as well.

Warriors Finish Season

The Golden State Warriors lost their first game in the postseason, and it came as a major surprise. The Golden State Warriors are going to come back home and take care of this NBA Finals. The Warriors know that they do not want to go back to Cleveland, and risk another chance at blowing the series.

The Golden State Warriors finish this series off. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant become too much. LeBron James can only do so much, and the rest of the Cleveland squad has been fairly inconsistent in this series. The final bet for this game is the Golden State Warriors -9 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.