Cleveland Cavs vs GS Warriors
I expect great game from both teams but a little bit more from Cleveland. IMO they deserved to be at 1-1 after two games. A little bit due to their own stupidity, a little bit due to refs, and Cavs failed in the opening game that should be in their winning column by my opinion. In game 2 we saw different story, Curry was outstanding, dropped nine 3-pts on the Cavs which is new playoffs finals record. But I can't missed to mention that when Cavs approached close (to 7 pts deficit) somewhere early in the third of Game 2, we again saw some not questionable refs decisions but complete joke calls. For example that Cavs fast break when Curry I think and another Worriors player felt on James legs and crashed him down. How the hell that wasn't foul?
Still, if there is something good with the refs for Cleveland, I have strong feeling we will see the home team tonight as the one who will get more questionable calls on their side.
If we forget the refs, I still think Cavs stand a chance here. Cause, they played way better at home in this postseason. Except initial loss to Indiana, we saw all Cavs victories at home. Plus, no one can convince me GSW are as good as season ago. They are simply not, not in regular not now in postseason. I have impression, we would be watching now Rockets in the finals if Paul wasn't so unfortunate to pick up injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
As for Igoudala, he is questionable but in my mind, no way he will play. Not today not in rest of the series.
Why I am going with first half line? Well, cause IMO early in the match Cleveland has more chance than later. James will have great game, especially early.
Plus, this is now already three seasons long trend that says the team who went 0:2 on the road was amazing in first quarter and first half in the third game back to home. This is no wonder cause this is a a spot when it's expected to such team give all they have, to open very strong and with initial advantage try to win at the end. Cause no one ever was able to make a comeback from 0-3.
I also think that Cleveland full time money line is option worth a try. My logic is no way this is going to be finished with 4-0. So, one try here, if fail, we would win in game 4 and probably with similar odds. One of two on nice underdog odds, will secure profit.
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Cleveland Cavs vs GS Warriors prediction
|Cleveland +0.5 first half||Pinnacle||1.85||10||58-52 WON (+8.5 units)|