Golden State Vs Cleveland Game 6 Odds & Expert PickJosh Bailey
Nobody expected the Cleveland Cavaliers to win Game 5 at Golden State. That’s exactly what the Cavs did. Now, the Cavs have a shot to tie the series with a win in Game 6. The battle takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 16. Tip-off is at 9:00 pm ET.
Golden State had a 3 to 1 lead in the best of 7 series over the Cavs after they beat Cleveland in Game 4. The Cavs shocked the Warriors in Oakland in Game 5. Game 6 is huge for both teams. Cleveland has shown the ability to win in Golden State while Golden State could take home its second straight NBA Championship with a win on Thursday night.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Golden State Warriors Vs Cleveland Cavs Game 6 Odds & My Expert Pick
Cleveland goes into Game 6 as a -2.5 point favorite in the NBA betting odds. The game total is 207.5. If you are betting the game straight up then the money line pays $117 on $100 if you back the Warriors and $100 on $137 if you are betting on the Cavs. During the NBA Finals, the Cavs have gone 2 and 3 ATS in 5 games. The Warriors have gone 3 and 2 ATS in the 5 games.
What: NBA Finals Game 6
Who: Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers
When: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Cleveland, OH
Stadium: Quicken Loans Arena
Spread: Cavs -2.5
Moneyline: Golden State -117 at Cleveland -137
Game Total: 207.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Cleveland vs Golden State
Why Bet The Golden State Warriors at +2.5
The Warriors get Draymond Green back for Game 6. Green was suspended for Game 5. Without Green, the Warriors just aren’t as good defensively. They often have trouble freeing up Steph Curry when Green isn’t on the floor. The Warriors really missed Green because Andrew Bogut didn’t play either. With Green back, the Warriors should be fired up to take the championship on Thursday night.
Why Bet The Cleveland Cavaliers at -2.5
Cleveland finally figured out how to beat the Golden State Warriors consistently in Game 5. As a 5.5 point underdog, the Cavs dominated the Warriors in the second half when holding Golden State to 36 total points. What changed from the first half, where the Warriors scored 61, to the second half? Lebron James decided not to be Lebron and Kyrie Irving decided not to be Kyrie. James became a much more skilled version of Draymond Green. He played defense the way that Green plays it. He scored 41 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished 7 assists.
Kyrie became Steph Curry. Irving scored 41 points dished 6 assists and grabbed 3 boards while playing lock down defense.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Sometimes the light bulb goes off in the NBA Finals and a team that looked dead in the water is reborn. This happened when Michael Jordan first won an NBA Championship. The Lakers, led by Magic Johnson and Vlade Divac, upset Jordan and the Bulls.
All the Bulls did was win 4 straight to take the series 5 games to 1. It wouldn’t be crazy for the Cavaliers to win Game 6 and then win Game 7 for the NBA Championship in 2016. Irving and James should be brilliant again in Game 6. Almost as important is the fact that Andrew Bogut will be hobbled on Thursday night.
The light bulb went off for the Cavaliers in Game 5. I think they keep the light on in Game 6.