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Cavaliers vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
- Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
- Date: Friday, November 11th
- Betting Odds GS -1.5, CLE +107 | GS -128 O/U 228.5
So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 8-3, while going 8-3-0 vs the spread. Over the Cavaliers current 2 game losing streak, they have an average scoring differential of -4.5 points per game.
The Cavaliers are coming off a dissappointing 127-120 loss to the Kings. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 4 points. Cleveland got off to a slow start, trailing by 11 points going into halftime. In the loss, Donovan Mitchell led the team in scoring with 38 points on a field goal percentage of 57.1%.
So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 4-7, while going 3-8-0 vs the spread. Against the spread, Golden State has a mark of 1-2. Straight up, their record is 1-2 in these games.
The Warriors are coming off a 116-113 win over the Kings. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 8 point favorites. Golden State went on to win the game, despite trailing by 12 going into halftime. In the win, Stephen Curry led the team in scoring with 47 points on a field goal percentage of 70.8%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
The Warriors are coming off a season in which they defeated Cleveland in both of their games, winning by scores of 104-89 and 89-82. Last year, the Cavaliers saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Warriors, averaging 85.5 points per game. Like the Cavaliers, the Warriors scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 100.0 points per game vs Cleveland. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Warriors have an average scoring margin of +19 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 5-0. A combined average of 211 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Cleveland is averaging 116.6 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league. The Cavaliers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.2 made 3’s per game. If the Cavaliers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 99.4 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Cavaliers are giving up an average of 105.67 points per game, good for 5th in the NBA.
A key matchup to watch is if the teams leading scorer Donovan Mitchell will be limited at all by the Warriors, who are on the NBA’s top teams at limiting the scoring of opposing shooting guards.
Through 11 games, Golden State is the 4th best scoring team at 117.3 points per game. So far, Golden State is averaging 103.2 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers as they are currently the 7th team in made field goals per contst.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Warriors are giving up an average of 105.46 points per game, good for 3rd in the NBA.
One thing to watch will be if Stephen Curry will be able to take advantage of his matchup vs the Cavaliers. Last year, they were ranked just 3rd in points allowed to point-guards.
Cavaliers vs Warriors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -1.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 228.5