The Golden State Warriors broke out as an up and coming Western Conference contender last season, and this year they’ve dominated the landscape. Lined up against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals, the world will watch as the Dubs look to take yet another step forward.
The Warriors are currently pitted as 5.5-point favorites to win Game 1 of the championship. Considering Golden State led the league in wins this season, boasting a 67-15 record SU and a 47-34-1 record ATS, the big spread isn’t surprising.
However, James and the Cavs shouldn’t be underestimated. Playing in his fifth consecutive final, King James is more than capable of taking over a series. In 14 playoff games so far this postseason the superstar has posted averages of 27.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game. The Splash Brothers can’t match the individual power of Cleveland’s prodigal son.
As a team, though, Golden State has blown minds and exceeded expectations all year. Weigh in on the NBA Finals and tune in to watch postseason basketball at its best. The total is set at 203 as we go to press.