Curry and the desperate Warriors look to even the best-of-seven series at four against LeBron, ‘Delly’ and Cleveland’s Grit Squad
If you’re excited about tonight’s potentially epic, series changing, quickly-approaching Game 4 NBA Championship Final showdown and you want to make a handful of informed game night NBA Final wagers, then you’re in luck!
Can Steph Curry and the desperate Golden State Warriors take down LeBron James, Matthew Dellavedova and the rest of the Grit Squad aka the Cleveland Cavaliers? Should you bet on the Warriors or the Cavs to cover the 2.5-point spread that favors the visiting squad?
Make no mistake about it pro basketball betting enthusiasts, this Game 4 clash is a do-or-die showdown for the Warriors that looks like it will be the biggest defining moment of their entire season.
Okay roundball bettors, let’s rock and roll.
A Closer Look At The Golden State Vs Cleveland NBA Final Game 4 Spread, My ATS Pick & How To Watch
Matchup: Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: June. 11 2015
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Location: Cleveland, OH
Stadium: Quicken Loans Arena
TV Info: ABC
Spread: Warriors -2.5
Game Total: 193
Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio: Golden State vs Cleveland
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Cleveland Cavaliers’ Projected Starting Lineup with 2015 NBA Playoff Stats:
- LeBron James, SF 6′ 8, 29.9. PPG, 10.6 RPG, 8.8 APG
- Timofey Mozgov, C 7′ 1, 10.1 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 0.6 APG
- Tristan Thompson, C 6′ 9, 8.5 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 0.6 APG
- Iman Shumpert, SG 6′ 5, 9.7 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.3 APG
- Matthew Dellavedova SG 6’4, 6.7 PPG, 3.0 APG, 1.9 RPG
Golden State Warriors’ Projected Starting Lineup with 2015 NBA Playoff Stats:
- Draymond Green, SF 6’7, 13.6 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 4.9 APG
- Harrison Barnes, SF 6’8, 11.3 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 1.6 APG
- Andrew Bogut, C 7’0, 5.0 PPG, 8.6 3 RPG, 2.0 APG
- Stephen Curry, PG 6’3, 28.4 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 6.4 APG
- Klay Thompson, SG 6’7, 20.6 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.8 APG
Would somebody please, please…puh-leeze, tell me how the hell backup guard Matthew Dellavedova has suddenly become the Cleveland Cavaliers second-best player and the third-best player in the 2015 NBA Finals?
I mean, one minute, ‘Delly’ is riding the bench behind all-star point guard Kyrie Irving while playing some decent, but not overly meaningful, minutes for the Cavs and the next, he’s outplaying league MVP Steph Curry for long stretches of an NBA Finals showdown while hitting making clutch three-point baskets to hold off any hopes of a comeback.
Now, thanks in large part to Dellavedova’s heroics, the Cavs are halfway home in regards to winning the first NBA championship in franchise history – and a lot of the credit needs to go to the unsuspecting Dellavedova.
While James checked in with one of his routinely dominating performances in Game 3 (40 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists), it was Dellavedova that stole the show by hounding Curry, scoring the ball with flair and beating every other player on the floor to every single loose ball. Dellavedova added 20 points in Cleveland’s 96-91 win on Tuesday night that gave them a 2-1 lead in the Finals.
"We know we have to get more out of ourselves than maybe even humanly possible sometimes," Cavs coach David Blatt said, "but that’s the situation. We have a chance to do something very special, and if it requires us to go above and beyond, that’s what we’ve got to do."
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Curry scored a team-high 27 points for Golden State, including 17 points – and five three-pointers) in the fourth quarter alone. Unfortunately, Curry also committed three costly turnovers in the final two minutes that hurt his ballclub before raining in a clutch three-pointer with 28 seconds remaining to pull the Warriors within four points at 92-88. Unfortunately for the Dubs, Game 3 turned out to be a case of too little too late.
"We became the aggressors," Curry said of the fourth quarter. "Just like the last three minutes of Game 2. For us to win this series, we have to play that way for the whole game."
How To Bet Game 4 Of The NBA Final
While the Golden State Warriors look nothing like the free-flowing team they were all season long, I still believe they are deeper and much better offensively than the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Not only that, but the Dubs will be extremely desperate heading into Game 4 on Thursday and I believe it is that desperation that will inspire Golden State to play their best game of the finals and beat the Cavaliers in humbling style.
I know the Cleveland Cavaliers have posted a blistering 15-3 ATS mark in their last 18 games against Western Conference ballclubs while also going 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against Pacific Division rivals, but the Golden State Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against Eastern Conference opponents and I believe they’re going to ‘show up’ and ring their collective ‘A’ games while putting the Cavaliers firmly in their places.
Besides, I love the message that NBA ‘lifer’ and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has shared amongst his mostly young ballclub.
"I thought in the third quarter we were hanging our heads a little bit, and it was good to see us bring the fight to the game," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "That’s how we have to play the whole way through."
The Home team in this series is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings while the Warriors have gone 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings, but again, I believe the Warriors will get the outright win out of sheer desperation if nothing else. While the final score plays Over the set O/U Total as the Warriors push the pace to their liking.