3 Reasons To Bet On The Golden State Warriors To Beat The Cleveland Cavaliers

3 Reasons To Bet On The Warriors To Beat The Cavs

With Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals tipping off this week here are three reasons on why you need to bet on the Golden State Warriors to beat the Cleveland Cavs and become NBA Champions. This best-of-seven series may well be decided on the last play of the last game, but if the Warriors can continue their dominance on the hard-court they could stop the best player on the planet from getting another ring. Of course, having the regular season MVP and home-court advantage helps.

Golden State Warriors’ Game 5 Projected Starting Lineup:

  • Draymond Green, SF 6-7, 14.4 PPG, 10.1 RPG
  • Harrison Barnes, SF 6-8, 10.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG
  • Andrew Bogut, C 7-0, 5.3.2 PPG, 8.2 3PG
  • Stephen Curry, PG 6-3, 29.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG
  • Klay Thompson, SG 6-7, 19.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG

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 Golden State Warriors To Beat The Cleveland Cavs To Win The 2015 NBA Championship

  1. Coach Steve Kerr
    Kerr is the best strategist in the game. He switched Andrew Bogut onto Tony Allen in the series versus Memphis when the Warriors were down 2 to 1 and Golden State didn’t lose another game in the series. That took guts. He just knows how to set his players up defensively in order to exploit the other team’s weakness on offense. He faces a terribly difficult force to game plan around in LeBron in the NBA Championship Series, but if there is any coach on the planet that that come up with something to keep the King from going off, it’s Kerr.

  2. Golden State’s perimeter defense
    Golden State’s defense allows only 42.8% success from the field. What it means is that they are forcing inside players to take shots that those inside players normally wouldn’t take. The D allows 33.7% success from the three-point line. That’s where the real success of the defense lies. Why? Because if Golden State is hitting their threes, and stopping the other team from hitting their three point shots, the Warriors are able to get separation on the scoreboard. This is where Kerr’s genius comes into play in building a team around the three-point shot. If he can make more than the other team and force the other team to make bad three-point shots, he’s going to win.

  3. Golden State’s rebounding guards
    Steph Curry grabbed 8 rebounds in Game 5 versus the Houston Rockets. Curry also provided that scintillating rebound seen around the world when he blocked out Dwight Howard for the board. Klay Thompson grabbed a total of 13 rebounds in the 5-game series versus the Rockets. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but here’s the thing, when Golden State’s guard are rebounding, the Warriors are very difficult to beat on the boards and if you can’t beat the Warriors on the boards, especially if you’re allowing offensive rebounds, the Warriors are going to beat you.    
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