Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Finals Game 5 Preview & Prediction

Cleveland @ Golden State

Bet: Golden State -8.5 (1.95)

The Wolf continued with his perfect run in the Finals making it 4-0 with his best bets. The Cavs were finally able to drain some 3’s and it was the main reason why they avoided the sweep. They had to break all sorts of NBA Finals records in order to force Game 5. They had 49 1st quarter points and made 24 of 45 3-pointers, Kyrie had a game high 40 points, LeBron a 31 point triple-double while Kevin Love added 6 deep balls of his own. Their started combined for a staggering 114 points!

The result puts the Cavs down 3-1, just like last year, and as one would expect the media have been quick to jump on the Warriors choke tag from last year. Wolfy says not to buy into any of the media hype. Draymond was suspended for Game 5 last year and the Warriors didn’t have one very big piece of the current puzzle – Kevin Durant. Wolfy said he would average 35ppg this series and claim the Finals MVP and he is just one small step away from doing so.

Cleveland have expended an unbelievable amount of energy thus far and The Wolf says LeBron and Kyrie will run out of steam in Game 5. The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 when on 2 days rest and 14-3-1 in their last 18 after allowing 100 or more points. They have been money for us down the stretch in the closing stages of the regular season and the playoffs going 23-7-1 ATS in their last 31 games. The Cavs through every punch possible in Game 4 but will need bullet-proof vests for what is coming from the Warriors in Game 5. The Wolf is expecting a wire to wire win from Golden State.

In the player props this one will be all about KD. He is averaging 34.3ppg in the series and has score 30 or more in all 4 games. Curry is huge value to get his 5th consecutive double/double of the series in a game that will be played at a blinding speed. The pace has resulted in a stack of long rebounds for Curry while the fastbreak opportunities and double teams have seen him continuously find open team-mates.

For the Cavs The Wolf is expecting LeBron to play the role of point guard a lot more for the Cavs. Doing so will allow them to get the others going and prevent Kyrie from over-playing his hand in isolation. Take LeBron Over assists and Kyrie Over points. We will need them to eclipse their totals by midway through the 4th as The Wolf has the Warriors closing out the series and celebrating in style!

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