The Cleveland Cavaliers (3-5) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (6-3) on Saturday, November 11th. This game will be played at Chase Center in Chase Center and televised on NBCS. Both the Cavaliers and Warriors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.
Cavaliers vs Warriors
The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Cleveland’s most recently played the Thunder and lost with a final score of 128-120. The Cavaliers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 70-57.
The Cavaliers have a below .500 record of 3-5 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Warriors. Throughout their eight games, the Cavaliers have posted a 2-3 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 1-2 in non-conference matchups.
Cleveland has an overall ATS record of 2-6 for the season so far. On the road, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 1-3 compared to a 1-3 record vs. the spread at home.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 23 points against the Nuggets, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 43% in the game. Klay Thompson contributed 15 points, but Golden State lost the game 108-105.
The Warriors will face the Cavaliers bringing in an overall record of 6-3 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. The team is currently 4th in the Western Conference, and they are also 1st in the Pacific division.
Golden State comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-4 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Golden State is 2-3 vs. the spread while going 3-1 as the underdog.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
Cleveland has recorded an average of 108.6 points per game (26th) throughout eight games games. So far, the Cavaliers are averaging 99.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Cleveland is just 18th in shots made inside the arc.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Golden State offense is the 12th ranked unit in the NBA, at 114.9 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Warriors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.3 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 14th in made shots per game.
Cavaliers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 37.5% of their games. Currently, they are 12th in the NBA at 112.1 points per game allowed.
The Cleveland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Cleveland.
Warriors Team Defense
The Warriors’ defense is presently ranked 9th in the league, allowing an average of 110.1 points per contest.
So far this season, the Warriors’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 16th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.9 times per game vs. Golden State.
Key Players For The Cavaliers And Warriors
In today’s game, our projections have Donovan Mitchell leading the Cavaliers with 21 points on 8/15 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 30.7 points per game, in addition to 4.9 rebounds.
As for Golden State, Stephen Curry is projected to be the primary scorer for the Warriors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 19, and adding 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 51.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 30 points per game.
Cavaliers vs Warriors Trends
- Although Cleveland has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 110 points per game in these games.
- Across their ten previous home games, Golden State has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 112 points per game.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
- Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Warriors have a strong record of 3-0. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2.
Cavaliers vs Warriors Prediction
As the underdogs with a spread of +4, we recommend going with the Cavaliers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 223.5, and our model projects the Cavaliers and Warriors to reach a combined total of 224 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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