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NBA FINALS GAME 3 BETTING PREVIEW

Joe Arlauckas
2016-06-08
NBA FINALS GAME 3 BETTING PREVIEW - GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (2) @ CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (0) GOLDEN STATE -1.5 1.97 (24/25)  TOTAL 206.5 1.91 (10/11)  

Well here we go again and this time we will be in Cleveland for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The question is, will the location of the game make that much of a difference to the results?

Pure dominance has been displayed from Golden State from the opening jump ball to the last whistle in game two. Now with a 2-0 lead in the series, plus we have to look at the 5 game playoff winning streak when we include the three games in a row against Oklahoma to get here. Considering this streak, the momentum, the way the Cavaliers can not match up we really have to start to believe that this series could be a sweep if Lebron and his tropos don´t come top play.

The Cavs were battling in the first half of game two and were within a reasonable distance throughout but the Warriors went on a run and Cleveland just had no answers for it. Not only did we see a 33 point loss but I feel like I was also watching a team that just threw in the towel and gave up. This was the most concerning thing of all. Did they give up on the series? Did they decide to give up the game and rest players for Game 3? Honestly I don´t know exactly what was going on but I have never seen anything like it before in a Finals game. We can analyze all we want but game three will tell all and lets not forget we are here to make a little extra cah on the side, that is why I did a little research to find some value for us in this game.
Lets look deep into the totals today as we won with the Under in Game 2. Here are some impressive stats to help us with some direction tomorrow night. Here are some Over and Under eye openers for this series;

Golden State

Regular Season 45-36-1 (22-18-1 at Home)
Playoffs 7-11 (At Home 4-7) (On Road 3-4)
Trends —The UNDER is 6-2 in their last five playoff games and 5-0 in the last five games when playing on 2 or more days rest.

 

Cleveland

Regular Season 41-41 (22-19 at Home)
Playoffs 7-8 (3-4 at Home) (4-4 on Road)
Trends —The Under is 4-2 in their last six playoffs games and 7-2 in their last 9 games on three days of rest.

 

If this is not enough for the curious mind and bettor than let us go right into head to head match ups between these two. In the last five games these two have played only one game has surpassed the 206 point total and that was a regular season blowout when the Warriors won 132-98. In those 5 games the Cavs have only managed to score and average of 84.4 points a game and the Warriors 103.6. If we total those two numbers it still only arrives at 188 points, well below the point total for game 3. Let us add to the fact that the only concievable way the Cavaliers get themselves back into this series will be defensively. The Under just keeps screaming at me.

Enjoy Game 3, should be a great one and I will be going for the Under.

PICK

GAME UNDER 206.5 1.91  (10/11)