Golden State Vs Cleveland NBA Final Game 6 Point Spread & ATS Pick

Golden State Vs. Cleveland NBA Final Game 6 Point Spread & ATS Pick

Golden State Vs Cleveland NBA Final Game 6 Point Spread & ATS Pick

Can LeBron, Cavs Contain Curry, Iggy and Warriors in Game 6 Close-Out Contest?

Today the sports world, and every savvy NBA bettor, will have their eyes at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland when the LeBron James and the Cavaliers host league MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of their best-of-seven series to decide who will become the NBA champs.

The Warriors lead the series three games to two and are heavily favored against a LeBron-led team to sew up the title tonight with a -4.5 point-spread, and a -185 money line. A Cavs victory is listed at +160 on the NBA money line.

The Warriors are also listed as -1100 favorites on the NBA Finals money line to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers should these NBA Finals go the distance to seven games. That’s a huge jump from the -380 odds posted before Game 5 after the Cavs won two straight. Game 5 further exposed the lack of depth on the Cavs squad without all-stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Cleveland lost 104-91 and the Cavs are now a huge +700 underdog, moving from +300.

No matter which maxim you use to describe this all-important NBA Finals matchup, the bottom line for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers is that they must put up or shut up if they want to win their Game 6 close-out contest against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

Now, let’s find out who’s going to win and cover the NBA Finals betting odds.

A Closer Look At The Golden State Vs. Cleveland NBA Final Game 6 Point Spread & My ATS Pick

Matchup: Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers 
Date: June. 16 2015 
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET 
Location: Cleveland, OH 
Stadium: Quicken Loans Arena 
TV Info: ABC 
Point Spread: Warriors -4.5
Game Total: 195
Stream: Watch ESPN 
Radio: Cleveland vs Golden State 
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Look, I’m going to get right to the point by saying that the Cleveland Cavaliers need to find a way to get some consistent offensive production from someone on their roster not named LeBron James.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not particularly fond of James (Hey, I’m a Boston Celtics lifer), but I’m also no fool. James has been absolutely superhuman in keeping the Cavs afloat through six games against a much deeper Warriors ballclub.

James has been an absolute monster in averaging 32.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game in the Finals. In Game 5, James recorded his second triple-double of the Finals by putting up 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to set game-high totals in each category.

“I want to do whatever it takes to help our team win, and I haven’t been able to do that the last two (games),” James said. “Hopefully, I can do a better job … on Tuesday.”

James caught fire in the fourth quarter when the Cavs needed it most, scoring 16 of his 40 points in the period, including a 28-foot three-pointer that gave Cleveland its last lead of the game at 80-79, with 9:19 remaining.

While James and Tristan Thompson (19 points, 10 rebounds) brought their respective ‘A’ games for Cleveland in Game 5, the same cannot be said for the rest of the Cavaliers.

J.R. Smith shot a dismal 5-for-15 in the loss and Matthew Dellavedova scored just five points on 2-of-9 shooting. More importantly, ‘Delly’ has been an absolute non-factor in two straight losses for the Cavs.

 

Golden State on the other hand, seems to have found a winning formula in playing their up-tempo brand of ‘small ball’ the last two games. Head coach Steve Kerr gambled in replacing center Andrew Bogut in the starting lineup the last two games and it has paid off hugely with veteran swingman Andre Iguodala playing like a Finals MVP candidate both times out.

Making his second straight start, Iguodala scored an understated 14 points while adding eight rebounds, seven assists and his own brand of hard-nosed defense on James. Call me crazy, but I’m thinking Andre Iguodala is the first and foremost reason the Warriors are now holding a 3-2 series lead after falling behind 2-1 after three most non-descript games.

“Andre was brilliant again tonight,” Kerr said. “He’s our best defender on LeBron. He’s an incredible decision-maker. I mean, seven assists, no turnovers. He rebounds. … He’s a brilliant defensive player.”

The Warriors also got a brilliant performance from league MVP Steph Curry as the sweet-shooting floor leader scoring a team-high 37 points while draining seven three-pointers.

“We fought hard all year and put ourselves in good position now to go to Cleveland and hopefully close it out,” Curry said. “We’re confident.”

Curry and Iguodala combined for 10 points in a late 11-2 run that put the Warriors up 96-86 and Curry made three huge three-pointers in the final period,

“That was just Steph taking over the game,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I thought from the very beginning when they went small … this is Steph’s night. He took over the game down the stretch and was fantastic.”

Golden State got 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists from forward Draymond green in the win while small forward Harrison Barnes added eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

 

NBA Finals Game 6 Betting Prediction

Before the NBA Finals began, I predicted a series win for the Warriors in either five or seven games, simply believing that LeBron James would not go down at home in the 2015 NBA Finals.

Guess what NBA betting aficionados?

I still believe that’s true – and I’ve got some backup in my belief from none other than James himself.

“We don’t want them celebrating,” James said of his approach to the remainder of the series. “We’ve come this far, and we’ve been very good at home.”

 

While I still believe the Warriors are the better team and that they will ultimately going to win the 2015 NBA Finals, I just don’t see them closing out LeBron James and what will surely be a desperate Cavaliers ballclub.

The good news for Cavs betting backers is the fact that Cleveland has gone 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games against Western Conference ballclubs while the home team in this rivalry is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.

Keep it simple and back LeBron James and the Cavaliers to win and cash in as surprising 4.5-point home dogs.

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers +4.5 Points