As a Warriors fan, game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals was the most frustrating and stressful game that I have ever watched. Everyone praised Matthew Dellavedova for his defense on Stephen Curry, even though Klay Thompson treated Dellavedova like he was his little brother trying to guard Klay on the driveway. Even with a historically bad performance by Curry, the Dubs were still a Mo Buckets missed dunk away from being up 2-0 in the series.
The Dubs enter game 3 of the Finals as 2 point favorites on the road, marking only the 4th time all season that the Cavaliers have been underdogs at home. According to OddsShark.com, the Cavs are 0-3 both against the money line and against the spread in games they are not favored to win at home.
Depending how you feel the Warriors will come out in game 3, there is definitely money out there to be made via player prop bets. The Warriors are shooting 28% on 3-pointers in the Finals and are due for a breakout game from behind the arc. If you think the Warriors are going to come out hot, Klay Thompson is plus-125 to make his first 3-point shot taken, and plus-600 to score more than 31.5 points.
The Cavs have been seeing a lot of action in the first two games of the series in vegas thanks to their enticing odds and should still be a popular pick in game 3. Lebron James comes into the game at plus-450 to score more than 43.5 points and plus-275 to record another triple double.
After seeing the first two games of the series go to overtime, getting plus-1000 (yes, thats $10 for every $1 that is bet) on the game going to OT seems worth the risk. If you like the thought of game 3 being close, both teams can be taken at 11/1 odds to win by 1-2 points at Bovada Sportsbook. Defense has seemed to reign king so far in the finals, making the under a sexy bet for game 3 with the line being set at 195. In the last five meetings between Golden State and Cleveland, the under is 4-1 (OddShark.com).
Who: Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (2)
What: Game 3, 2015 NBA Finals
When: 6:00 p.m. PST
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH.
How to watch:
- National: ABC
Online: ESPN3.com, Watch ESPN App
Radio: ESPN Radio, KNBR 680
The Warriors are in for a dog fight for this series, so grab ya popcorn and enjoy the show.