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Warriors vs Cavaliers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Where: Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
  • Date: Friday, January 20th
  • Betting Odds CLE -6.5, GS +215 | CLE -271 O/U OFF

So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 22-23, while going 21-23-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Golden State has an overall record of 1-2, including going 2-1 against the spread.

The Warriors will be looking to bounce back from a 121-118 loss to the Celtics. In terms of betting, Golden State entered as 6 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Golden State let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Stephen Curry led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 36.0%.

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The Cavaliers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 28-18. So far, the team has gone 25-20-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Cleveland has an overall record of 1-2, including going 2-1 against the spread.

Cleveland will be gunning to get in the win column vs Golden State, as they previously lost to the Grizzlies by a score of 115-114. However, because they entered as 7 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Cleveland was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Grizzlies by 1 going into halftime. In the loss, Darius Garland led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 41.2%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Last year, the Warriors saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Cavaliers, averaging 100.0 points per game. Like the Warriors, the Cavaliers scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 85.5 points per game vs Golden State. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Warriors have an average scoring margin of +16 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 5-0. A combined average of 204 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Warriors come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.6 points per game (4th). The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.4 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 16.1 made free-throws per game.

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.

Point-Guard Jordan Poole currently leads the Warriors at 21.1 points per game. For the season, he is 19th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 18.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Poole is averaging 2.7 boards and 4.4 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 9th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Stephen Curry enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 31 games, he is averaging 29.3 and is 12th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Through 46 games, the Cavaliers are averaging 111.6 points per contest, placing them 26th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Cavaliers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 96.4 per contest. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Cleveland is just 17th in shots made inside the arc.

So far, the Cavaliers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 5th in the league at 105.67 points per contest.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Donovan Mitchell, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Mitchell leads the team in scoring at 28.4 points per game while Garland is 2nd at 21.5. For the season, Mitchell is 13th in the NBA in usage rate and 27th in player efficiency. Behind him, Garland has taken 19.5% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 44.7%.

Warriors vs Cavaliers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Cavaliers -6.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF

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