| NBA Finals | Game 3 | GS Leads 2-0
|How To Watch
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016.
|Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH.
|6:00 p.m. PST|
|ABC | KGO 810 - KNBR 1050 | WatchESPN|
|Blog Buddy: Fear The Sword|
|Golden State +1.5
|Golden State +100||★||Cleveland -120|
205 Total Points
"I still believe the value is with the ‘under' and I'm very surprised the total isn't lower. These teams have now played 10 times over the last two seasons and the ‘under' has gone 6-3-1 in those games.
It's become very apparent that Cleveland doesn't have the scheme or manpower to score on Golden State and believing that will change at home probably could be wishful thinking. Even though the Warriors have surrendered 112.5 PPG on the road in this year's playoffs, the Cavs haven't proven they could come close to those numbers for this particular matchup.
Cleveland is averaging 90.7 PPG in its last 10 against Golden State, which includes the 89 and 77-point effort in this series. I'm well aware that Cleveland has played better at home in the playoffs, especially offensively (111 PPG) but the overused cliché of 'styles makes fights' fits perfectly in this series.
In last year's finals, the totals ranged from 193 ½ to 203 ½ and I'm not sure why we aren't seeing similar numbers this summer. With all that being said, I'm buying the ‘under' in Game 3 (206 ½) and I would also lean to Golden State's team total ‘under' of 103 ½.
ESPN sources say Love has been lobbying hard for clearance to play Game 3 but has been told Friday's Game 4 is the soonest he'll be cleared— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 8, 2016
Steve Kerr at shootaround: "We will have an edge tonight."— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 8, 2016
Referees for Game 3 of the #NBAFinals are Monty McCutchen, Derrick Stafford and Zach Zarba. Ref Bill Kennedy will be the alternate.— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) June 8, 2016