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Cavaliers vs. Warriors series odds – 2015 NBA Finals

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors series preview

Series Start Date: Thursday, June 4th 2015

Could we have a more exciting NBA Finals series? I really don’t think so.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have both been dominant in the 2015 NBA playoffs. The Cavaliers swept the Celtics (R1) and Hawks (R3), while it took six games to eliminate the Bulls (R2).

Golden State swept the Pelicans (R1), beat Memphis in six games (R2) and the Rockets in five (R3).

Neither team could be playing much better and we’re going to be in for a great series, although it could have been even better if the Cavaliers had Kevin Love available. However, you can never count out Lebron James in big situations.

Odds to win the 2015 NBA Championship

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Cavaliers vs. Warriors playoff stats

These two teams have very similar statistics in the 2015 NBA playoffs, however, the Warriors have had to play tough teams in the West. The only big discrepancies are in assists, turnovers and steals. The numbers don’t lie – this series will be close throughout.

Will the Cavaliers or Warriors win the 2015 NBA Championship?

These teams went 1-1 this season against each other. The Warriors won 112-94 at home in a game that James didn’t play in, while the Cavs won 110-99 at home. James scored 42 points in the win, but the Cavs will miss the 16.5 PPG provided by Love.

The game plan for the Warriors is real simple – limit James as best as possible. James is averaging 27.6 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 8.3 APG, 1.8 SPG and 1.3 BPG in the NBA playoffs. The “King” is almost averaging a triple-double, but he’ll need to do even more against GSW.

On the other side of the court – this year’s MVP Stephen Curry is averaging 29.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 6.4 APG and 1.9 SPG. Curry has hit 4.9 3-pointers per game and his numbers should increase against the weak defense of Kyrie Irving.

Irving is banged up and he has been terrible on defense when he has played in the playoffs.

Klay Thompson has a concussion and will likely be limited in the first couple games of the series. Both Thompson and Irving need to provide offensive support, as they both rank 2nd on their respective team in points scored in the playoffs.

Irving is averaging 18.7 PPG, while Thompson is averaging 19.7 PPG.

Thompson provides a lot on the defensive end of the court too, though. Thompson will be tasked with keeping Iman Shumpert (10.1 PPG) and J.R Smith (13.5 PPG) in check. Smith and Shumpert have both had some monster games already in the playoffs.

The battle inside will likely be close this series, as no one is really dominant in the paint. Draymond Green is the best big man, but he isn’t even that big. However, he does everything on the court and can knock down the 3-pointer at times.

Green will have a considerable edge over Tristan Thompson, although I’ve been impressed with Thompson. At center, Andrew Bogut is a defensive anchor for the Warriors and I expect him to get tough with James any time the King steps into the paint.

Timofey Mozgov is extremely inconsistent and you just don’t know what to expect out of him on a night-to-night-basis. Bogut will have a bigger impact on the series than Mozgov.

James is obviously going to crush Harrison Barnes, but the Warriors will execute a lot of double teams. Andre Iguodala showed he can still defend when required off the bench and I expect him to try to frustrate James as best he can.

There are also two series props I’m interested in at CrownBet.

I can’t picture the Warriors winning this series in less than six games – there’s a higher chance the Cavaliers in my opinion and I don’t expect that to happen either. I love these two props and the price is right.

Both teams are going to be tough to beat at home and it wouldn’t surprise me if this series goes seven. James has ton of playoff experience and will have the Cavs ready to rock, but the Warriors are the most talented team in the NBA in 2015.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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