Well here go again, the Cleveland Cavaliers gave us something to finally talk about other than the Golden State Warriors sweeping the series and finishing the playoffs with a unprecedented 16-0 championship playoff run.
The Cavs ended all talk of that with an extremely dominate and angry performance in Game 4 and have changed the conversation to the memories of last years finals where LeBron led his team to three straight wins after trailing 3-1.
This year though it seems things are different and instead of having to win three straight they will have to win four (one already in the books)against a team that has just lost their second game since March.
Game 4 was dominated by Cleveland from the beginning as we witnessed their 49 points in just the first quarter. The 253 total points scored between both teams once again was a easy winner for us and leaves with some extra cash to play with. So now let's take a look at what's more important to us and that is to continue making money in this series.
The Warriors are favored by 8.5 points in 888sport.com and must close this series out as soon as possible to avoid a trip back to Cleveland and deal with the ghosts from the season past. Thanks to those 253 points we have also seen that the over/under continues to rise and is now at 231 points for the fifth game in Golden State.
This has to be where things start to tighten up and some sort of defensive starts to take over. The Cavs pay 3.85 to win the game outright and is not a bad play at all considering the payout but I honestly don't think that history is going to repeat itself. I see a game with a bit more intensity on the defensive end and a motivated Cleveland team although the Warriors should be more motivated to end this series on their home floor. Here is my prediction for the fifth game and I hope you play accordingly.
Golden State 113
As you can see, I like the 8.5 points with Cleveland that pays 1.91 but think the offensive numbers should take a small hit and we can take advantage of the Under 231 also.
Good luck. Enjoy it, this might be the last one until next season.