GS Warriors vs Cleveland Cavs
Game 1 of the NBA playoffs finals. Golden State are set for big favorite, as expected.
But I must say the Warriors are not looking to me as dominant as last season (s). In conference finals they were 3:2 down plus in last two games Rockets were heavily weakened by absences of Chris Paul. Even in those 6th and 7th match GSW had to get back from big deficit. So, IMO Cavs can be competitive but it's question for how long.
Igoudala is still out by the way for Warriors.
I will wait and see how things going on in the opening game and probably will try with some in-play bet.
In the meantime, I will go with LeBron James to record a triple double in Game 1.
He already had those in this postseason and is by far leader on all time list when playoffs triple doubles are in question. In last season finals against same opponents, he had triple double in average and that was amazing.
Beside points, I think he will easily reach also double digits in assists. Cause, everyone talks how bad his teammates are, so I am sure he will be looking to involve them as much as possible in the game.
The only small concern are rebounds cause he is not pushing for it and almost always when he has one or more teammates on the defensive rebound, LeBron would leave that ball to them.
But, I hope LeBron will collect enough if Warriors would be missing a lot shots early on as against Houston.
Also, yes, the concern is if GSW would be in huge advantage with much time left on the clock. LeBron would be on the bench in that case. But, I don't believe in a blowout, I really don't. Something like 15 to 20 pts, possibly, but that's not a blowout to LeBron sitting out last 8 to 10 minutes. GSW need to be in much bigger advantage to LeBron be on the bench so early.
In any case, with all risk, I think these odds are worth a try.
GS Warriors vs Cleveland Cavs prediction
|LeBron James to record triple double||Pinnacle||3.06||6||51 pts / 8 ass / 8 reb / 1 st / 1 bs LOST (-6 units)|