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Warriors vs. Cavaliers: 2016 NBA Finals Game 5 Predictions, start time, TV schedule, live stream, odds and more

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Warriors face ultimate test of adversity as they must play game 5 of the NBA Finals without the heart and hustle of Draymond Green.

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NBA Finals | Game 5 | GS Leads 3-1
Cleveland Cavaliers
70-30
(47-51-2 ATS, 47-51-2 O/U)
vs
Golden State Warriors
88-15
(57-43-3 ATS, 53-49-1 O/U)
How To Watch
Monday, June 13th, 2016.
Oracle Arena - OAKLAND, CALIF.
6:00 p.m. PST
ABC | KGO 810 & KNBR 1050 | WatchESPN
Blog Buddy: Fear The Sword
Point Spread
Cleveland +5.5
Golden State -5.5
Money Line
Cleveland +195 Golden State -225
Over/Under Total

205 Total Points

Odds via BetOnline

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The Golden State Warriors are in for a dog fight as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

Golden State will be without Draymond Green, who is suspended for game 5. Green does not sit out often, as he has missed only one game this season and a total of seven for his career.


Regardless, the Warriors bolster a 50-3 record this season at home including an 11-1 mark at Oracle in the post season. Golden State remains a -5.5 point favorite as the Cavs have won just two of their last six games on the road, covering the spread only once in the same stretch.

VegasInsider.com NBA totals expert Chris David gives his advice for game 5:
"Handicapping the Warriors without Green is very tricky because he's only missed seven games in his four-year career, which is absolutely ridiculous. For what it's worth, Green sat out one game this regular season for rest and Golden State lost a 112-110 decision at Denver in mid-January and they were beat handily on the glass (59-45).

His absence should lead to extra possessions for the Cavaliers but outside of Game 3, Cleveland hasn't proven that they can make shots on a consistent basis against this defensive scheme. With that being said, I'd lean to the Cavaliers team total ‘under' (99 ½) in Game 5.

It's easy to assume that Golden State wouldn't have success versus Cleveland in an ugly scrum but it's proving the pundits wrong. The Warriors are averaging 80 field goal attempts per game in this series, which is down from 87 attempts during the regular season. Meanwhile, the Cavs are attempting 85 shots per game and their best effort came in Game 3's win when they tossed up 91 attempts.

The Warriors-Over parlay combination has benefited bettors plenty of times during the regular season but that exacta has only connected four times during the postseason. The right investment has been GS-Under, which has come in 10 times in 21 playoff games."
★★★

ICYMI: The Splash Brothers torched Cleveland for 63 combined points in game 4:


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