Free 2018 NBA Finals Expert Picks: Cavaliers vs Warriors Prediction Game 4
The NBA Finals could wrap up on Friday night as the Golden State Warriors visit Cleveland with a 3-0 series lead. Cleveland had an opportunity to pull off the Game 3 win, but the Warriors finished strong to put the Cavaliers on the ropes. Now Cleveland will try to overcome what no team ever has, a 3-0 deficit. My NBA pick for June 8th is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 50% Up To $1000 Bonus.
Golden State Warriors Vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions
Cleveland is on there last breath. After finishing the season with a 50-32 record, the Cavaliers entered the playoffs as the fourth seed. Cleveland then went on to beat the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics to advance to their fourth straight finals. Lebron James has been carrying the team, but James alone has not been enough to get past the Warriors.
Golden State finished the season with a 58-24 record, which earned them the second seed in the Western Conference. The Warriors quickly moved past the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans to set up a highly anticipated Western Conference Finals match with the Houston Rockets. The Warriors then beat Houston in a tough seven game series.
Game 1 of the NBA Finals was on May 31. The Cavaliers looked like they might be able to sneak out the upset, but instead fell short in overtime. Lebron James scored 51 points and Kevin Love dropped 21, but it was not enough to top the Warriors. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 55 as the Warriors won 124-114. Game 2 was a much more dominant victory for Golden State. The Warriors ended up winning 122-103. Lebron James scored 29 and Kevin Love had 22, but just like Game 1, it was not enough. Stephen Curry was unstoppable from behind the arc as he dropped a record breaking nine three pointers and scored 33.
Golden State Warriors (-115) Vs Cleveland Cavaliers (-105)
Game 3 of this series shifted back to Cleveland where the Cavaliers looked to cut the series deficit in half. Cleveland took a six point lead to the locker room at halftime, but the Warriors came out shooting in the second half. Lebron James scored 33 and Kevin Love put up 20 points. It was Kevin Durant though who stole the show. Durant scored 43 points on 15 of 23 shooting in route to the Warriors 110-102 win.
Golden State is listed as 4 ½ point favorites, which is the same amount of points as Game 3. The Warriors were able to cover, even with Curry shooting 3 of 16 and 1 of 10 from deep. If Curry can put up a better performance in Game 3 and Iguodala can continue to put up big plays in his return from injury, I expect the Warriors to wrap up the series on the road.
Andre Iguodala returned to the lineup in Game 3 and he let his presence be known. Iguodala played phenomenally on defense and had some clutch buckets down the stretch to held Golden State get the win. The Warriors have now overcome Lebron’s career night in Game 1 and Curry’s struggles in Game 3 and have still pulled away with victory’s. Even when things go perfectly for Cleveland, it does not look like they have enough gas in the tank to take down the Warriors, which is why I am picking Golden State with the points in Game 4.