3 Reasons To Bet On The Cavs To Beat The Warriors

3 Reasons To Bet On The Cavs To Beat The Warriors

With Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals tipping off this week here are three reasons on why you need to bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to beat the Golden State Warriors and become NBA Champions. This best-of-seven series may well be decided on the last play of the last game, but if the Cavaliers can come up with a game plan to stop Steph Curry they should be able to pull the upset. Of course, having the best player on the planet does help.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Projected Starting Lineup:

  • LeBron James, SF 6′ 8, 26.5 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 7.8 APG
  • Timofey Mozgov, C 7′ 1?, 9.6 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 0.6 APG
  • Tristan Thompson, C 6′ 9?, 7.5 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 0.6 APG
  • Kyrie Irving, PG 6′ 3?, 20.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • Iman Shumpert, SG 6′ 5?, 9.8 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 0.6 APG

The Complete Cavs vs Warriors NBA Finals Betting Lines

2015 NBA Finals Game 1 Opening Point Spread

  • Cleveland Cavaliers +6
  • Golden State Warriors -6

2015 NBA Finals Game 1 Opening Game Total (over/under)

  • 204 points

Odds to Win The 2015 NBA Finals

  • Cleveland Cavaliers 2/1 (+200)
  • Golden State Warriors 5/12 (-240)

Odds to Win the 2015 NBA Playoffs MVP

  • Stephen Curry (GSW) 10/23
  • LeBron James (CLE) 2/1
  • Klay Thompson (GSW) 11/1
  • Kyrie Irving (CLE) 12/1
  • Draymond Green (GSW) 16/1
  • JR Smith (CLE) 75/1
  • Tristan Thompson (CLE) 100/1
  • Andrew Bogut (GSW) 100/1
  • Harrison Barnes (GSW) 100/1
  • Andre Iguodala (GSW) 100/1
  • Timofey Mozgov (CLE) 200/1

Top 3 Reasons To Bet On The Cleveland Cavs To Beat The Golden State Warriors To Win The 2015 NBA Championship

  1. LeBron James
    The King is averaging 25.3 points, 6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. He was phenomenal in the Atlanta series. In Game 1, James produced a 31 points, 6 assist and 8 rebound line. In Game 2, he ended up with 30 points, 11 boards and 9 assists. Game 3 saw James score 37, dish 13 and grab 18 boards and then in Game 4 he went for 23 points, 7 assists and 9 boards. If James is playing at his best, Golden State could be in some trouble. James is the best overall player on the planet. Not only that, but he’s won 2 championships already and understands how to handle the pressure of being the man in a championship series.  

  2. J.R. Smith’s and Kyrie Irving’s ability to hit the three
    Golden State may be without one of their top players, their second best player by many analyst’s viewpoint, guard Klay Thompson for at least Game 1. Even if Thompson plays, Cleveland has a couple of three-point shooters in J.R. Smith and Kyrie Irving who could counter the magnificence of Golden State’s three-point shooting. Smith is connecting on 39.6% of his three point shots. Irving is connecting on 48%. Both guys have the ability to hit threes in succession, and Irving should be healthier than he has been since Cleveland’s 4-game sweep of Boston in the first round. If Smith and Irving are en fuego from the arc, Cleveland will be tough to beat.

  3. Cleveland’s inside game
    The Cavaliers have 3 guys in their starting line-up, LeBron James, Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson who are better than any single inside player that Golden State has. Mozgov is much more skilled than Golden State’s Andrew Bogut and Thompson is a rebounding machine. If Cleveland chooses to do so, they can simply dump the ball into the three inside guys and dominate the paint. That gives Cleveland a huge advantage because LeBron is good enough to play on the perimeter.    
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