Game 2 of the NBA Finals will be played Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. Are the Cleveland Cavs a good bet to rebound from their blunder in Game 1? Or will the Golden State Warriors cover as double-digit home favorites?
503 Cleveland Cavs at 504 Golden State Warriors
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Public Betting Information & Odds
The Warriors opened as 12.5-point favorites but the line for tonight’s game was bet down to 11.5. The total, meanwhile, sits at 215 after opening at 215.5. As of this writing, 65% of betting tickets wagered at online sports books are on the Cavs to cover the spread.
Warriors’ Green talks smack following Thompson incident
When asked about the Tristan Thompson incident in Game 1, Draymond Green said that he “can meet him in the streets any day.”
“You know [in] the summers, you can meet anybody anywhere,” Green added. “So all that ‘Meet me outside, meet me at the bus,’ like I ain’t interested in giving up no money for that. But if you want to see me somewhere else, that’s fine – anytime.” Green certainly got under Thompson’s skin on Thursday when Thompson shoved the ball in Green’s face.
This could be an interesting subplot to watch in Game 2 on Sunday.
Cavs’ James said he’s taking eye drops and antibiotics for injury
LeBron James (eye) said he is taking eye drops and antibiotics to aid him with his poked eye injury from Game 1.
To be very clear, it doesn’t sound like he’s limited and he added his eye “feels a lot better.” James lit it up with his eye issue en route to his postseason career-high 51 points, and he was asked about scoring 51 with a bloodshot eye on Saturday. “Nah, I had some points before that,” he said. James is going to need another historic performance, but Klay Thompson (ankle) being limited could help Cleveland’s chances.
The Cavs are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against the Western Conference. They have also covered the spread in five of their last six games overall.
The Warriors are 4-1 against the spread in their lat five games coming off an ATS loss. They are, however, winless at the betting window in their last four games versus the Eastern Conference
At the end of Game 1 I thought the Cavs poked the bear too much. The Warriors slept-walked through their 10-point win and have to know they were fortunate to escape with a 1-0 series lead following JR Smith’s blunder. I don’t think tonight will be as close. It can be defining playing at the Oracle and if the Warriors are shooting well they could run the Cavs right out the building. In fact, that’s what I believe will happen tonight.
NBA Finals Game 2 Prediction: Golden State Warriors -11.5