The Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in the prime time NBA matchup on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. According to OddsShark, the Warriors are favored by 8 points.
The point total is set at 228.5 points. The OddsShark computer projects the Warriors to come away with a 116-106 victory. The computer is taking Golden State to cover the spread and the under on the point total.
The total has hit the under in six of the last ten times these two teams have played. Both teams have struggled in Vegas this season. Cleveland has gone 17-20-2 against the spread this season. Similarly, Golden State has gone 17-22-1 against the spread.
The two teams played one other time this season. The Cavs came away with the 109-108 home victory on Christmas Day. LeBron James led the way with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists.
Cleveland has gone 6-4 in their last ten games. Golden State has been the hotter team and has gone 8-2 in their last ten games.
Heavy likes the Warriors to even the season series tonight with a home victory. We expect a close contest, and eight points is too much for this rivalry matchup. Look for the Cavs to keep the game close, and the Warriors to pull the game out in the closing seconds.
Heavy’s Pick: Warriors 102 Cavs 99. Cavs +8. Under on the Point Total.