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Cleveland Cavaliers VS Golden State Warriors NBA preview picks

The Golden State Warriors (22-23) visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (28-18) in a non-conference showdown at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday. The Cleveland Cavaliers hold the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference after collecting 28 wins from 46 games, while 22 wins in 45 matches leave the Golden State Warriors ninth in the Western Conference. This is the second of two matchups slated for this season between these two sides.

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Cleveland Cavaliers VS Golden State Warriors Betting expert picks

Cavaliers VS Golden State Warriors Moneyline

Take the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.33) for the outright win on the Moneyline.

The Golden State Warriors are 10-0 SU in this series, but are only 5-18 SU on the road this season. They’ve also dropped five of their last seven games. The Cavaliers have a rest advantage and are on a four-match winning streak at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, with a 19-4 SU home record.

The Cavaliers are the big favorites for one key reason: the defense. The defense has been stifling opposing offenses to great effect, boasting one of the best records of the entire league this season. This could have a telling effect on their matchup with the Golden State Warriors, who have surrendered one too many points for our liking.

Cavaliers VS Golden State Warriors Spread

Take the Golden State Warriors +7.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.

The Cavaliers (-300) are the 7.0-point favorites over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA betting lines. This suggests a home win is likely on Friday. The last five games between the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have produced an average winning margin of 16.6 points, but the Ohio sports betting sites misjudged the spread by 9.6 points on average.

The Cavaliers head to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with a 4-2 ATS record in their most recent matchups. In their previous ten games, the Cavaliers went 6-4 ATS overall and 5-5 ATS in the last ten games at home.

The past five visits to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse have gone rather well for the Golden State Warriors, having bagged five wins by an average winning margin of 19.8 points. The visitors are 4-6 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.

Cavaliers VS Golden State Warriors Total

Take the Total over 227.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet

Both teams’ offenses normally thrive when the Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors. The two sides have averaged 214.1 points in their previous ten meetings and 205 points in their last five.

The total has averaged 222.0 points in the Cavaliers’ ten most recent games, as well as 228.0 points in their last five at home. Against the total, the Cavaliers have gone over in their past three home games and are 5-4-1 in the last ten overall.

As for the Golden State Warriors, the average total has been 241.9 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 249.4 points in the last five on the road. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Golden State Warriors, who are 5-4-1 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.

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Cavaliers VS Golden State Warriors Betting trends

  • Moneyline (ML): Golden State Warriors (+240) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-300)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Golden State Warriors +7.0 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -7.0 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Cleveland Cavaliers Form

The Cavaliers made a swift return to losing ways last time out by slipping to a 115-114 defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies, leaving them 6-4 from the past ten games overall and 3-2 in the last five on the road.

The Cavaliers rank 12th in the NBA offensive rating. They have scored 113.9 points at home, 2.3 points more than their 111.6-point season average. However, while the offense has struggled, the visitors have soared in defense, ranking second in the league after restricting opponents to 107.1 points in all games and 105.7 points at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The Cavaliers are optimistic about their chances of returning to the playoffs. With a 28-18 start to the regular season and the Eastern Conference’s fifth seed, all is going according to plan. They also rank second in the Central Division.

The Cavaliers have three players injured for the upcoming match: Dean Wade, Donovan Mitchell, and Dylan Windler.

Golden State Warriors Form

The Golden State Warriors head to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on the back of a 121-118 defeat to the Boston Celtics last week, leaving them 5-5 in their past ten games and 2-3 in the last ten on the road.

The Golden State Warriors rank 18th in the NBA offensive rating going into their latest matchup. They’ve scored 116 points per game on the road, 1.6 points less than their 117.6-point season average. Defensively, they rank 15th in the league after giving up 123.3 points per game away from home.

The reigning NBA champions have gotten their title defense off to a shaky start so far. The visitors are below .500, dropping 23 of their 45 games this season. They’re currently set for the Play-In Tournament, with the Western Conference’s ninth seed, and rank third in the Pacific Division.

The Golden State Warriors have four players injured for the upcoming match: Andre Iguodala, JaMychal Green, James Wiseman, and Jonathan Kuminga.

Cleveland Cavaliers VS Golden State Warriors H2H history

The Golden State Warriors bagged a 106-101 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Chase Center in November 2022. Judging by the way the past ten head-to-head matches played out, the visitors are probably savoring this latest matchup. They have claimed ten wins straight up.

In their last ten head-to-head games, the Cavaliers managed 98.9 points on average per game, while the Golden State Warriors put 115.2 points on board.

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