Cleveland vs. Golden State Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Oracle Arena.

Cleveland At Golden State
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, June 14, 2015
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
TV: 8 p.m. ET, ABC
PREDICTION: Warriors 105, Cavaliers 98
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Oddsmakers currently have the Warriors listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Cavaliers, while the game’s total is sitting at 195½.

Golden State won its last outing, a 103-82 result against the Cavaliers on June 11. The Warriors covered in that game as a -4-point favorite, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

James is averaging 35.8 points in the series despite a miserable 7-for-22 shooting effort in Game 4 that drops his series percentage to 38.8. Guards Matthew Dellavedova (3-of-14), J.R. Smith (2-of-12) and Iman Shumpert (2-of-9) all had dismal shooting performances in Game 4 with Smith missing all eight 3-point attempts as Cleveland was 4-of-27 from behind the arc. “We don’t have many options as far as lineups we can to go, but we can make adjustments,” James said. “That’s what you do throughout a series.”

Team record: 67-33 SU,50-50 ATS
Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 9 games
Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Iguodala’s surprise start moved center Andrew Bogut to the bench and Bogut played just three minutes while forward David Lee remained part of the rotation after providing a spark in Game 3. But outside of Iguodala’s contributions, the best sight for Golden State was seeing point guard Stephen Curry shoot 4-of-7 from 3-point range and the league MVP has scored 39 points over the last five quarters. “Obviously, you never lose your confidence,” Curry said at his press conference. “You understand there is a lot of series left, and a lot of opportunity to turn it around.”

Team record: 81-20 SU,56-44-1 ATS
Golden State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Golden State’s last 16 games
Golden State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Golden State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

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