NBA Finals Game 5

Golden State -8.5 (4u) W / under 230.0 (5u) L

The Warriors won't let what happened last year happen again as they head home with a 3-1 lead for another elimination game. The Cavs needed a historic performance in Game 4 to avoid the sweep and were aided by more than a few favorable calls their way, but that will be a tough performance to pull off on a road game at Oracle. Look for Golden State to lock up the perimeter defense and not allow anywhere near 53% from deep on 43 3pt attempts and let all 9 players in their rotation to shoot at least 50% from the field. KD should lock up his Finals MVP candidacy and Steph should have a bounce back game in a decisive Game 6 win tonight. 

NBA Finals Game 4

Cleveland +5.5 (3u) W / under 227.5 (4u) L

Cleveland gave Golden State everything they had in Game 3 and fell just short, giving up a 11-0 run in the final 3 minutes of the game. They have another chance to avoid the sweep and not see the Warriors celebrate on their home court tonight, where we may see LeBron play all 48 minutes because the Cavs were an absurd -12 in the 2 minutes he sat in Wednesday night's game. The lookahead line for Games 3 and 4 were Cleveland -2, so there's plenty of value grabbing the points with the Cavs when the public continues to slam Golden State. Both teams should play a little more conservatively and at a slower pace as Cavs try to keep their starters in for as long as possible and limit turnovers. 

NBA Finals Game 3

Cleveland +3.5 (3u) L / over 227.5 (3u) W

This is clearly the biggest game of the season for the Cavs, who have everything on the line as they try to avoid going down 0-3 to the Golden State super team. LeBron has looked absolutely gassed late in games and have gotten zero help from their role players, but being on their home court should fix their shooting woes and JR/Korver should be the x-factor to turning the series around. The public is on the Dubs from their Game 1 and 2 performances but Cavs at home won't get steamrolled by 20+, look for Cleveland to come out strong with a dominant first half to take the lead into halftime and hang on for a Game 3 win.

NBA Finals Game 2

Cleveland +9 (2u) L / under 221.0 (4u) L

Golden State cruised in the second half of Game 1 to win the first game of the series and face off again for Game 2 tonight. The under looks like the play once again with the Cavs not willing to play up to the Warriors' pace knowing that they can't keep up with the scoring. Look for Cleveland to improve on their 34.9% field goal percentage from Game 1 as they utilize more set plays in a half court offense and limit turnovers. LeBron uncharacteristically had 7 first half turnovers and the Cavs ended the game with 20 turnovers, which proved to be the difference in the game against just 1 first half turnover for the Warriors and 4 for the game. If Cleveland cleans up their mistakes and plays their style of basketball, they should be able to keep Game 2 within single digits. 

NBA Finals Game 1

Golden State -7 (5u) W / under 224.5 (5u) W

The Finals Trilogy has finally arrived and with both sides healthy, this should be a great series. The two teams enter the playoffs with a remarkable 24-1 combined record and have left no doubts that these two are in a tier of their own in the NBA. With the addition of KD and plenty of rest throughout the playoffs, the Warriors shouldn't have too much taking care of a Cavs team that has struggled on the defensive end for most of the season. Golden State simply has too much talent on both sides of the ball to not leave Oracle with a 2-0 lead by this weekend. This is also a historically high over/under but the pace should slow down from their previous series with both sides keeping the turnovers to a minimum. Look for the Warriors to start hot and not look back as they take a decisive Game 1 on their home court.