Expert Sports Picks: The LeBron James vs Stephen Curry show goes down Thursday Night at 9 PM ET with the Golden State Warriors hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals. Golden State (79-18 ATS 54-42-1 ATS) has compiled one of the most impressive season’s in NBA history and will try to capture the first title in their 69-year franchise history. Cleveland (65-31 SU 47-49 ATS) has been dominant in the playoffs and Lebron James will be going for his first world title with the Cavaliers. Can Golden State cap their epic season with a first ever championship? Our 2015 NBA Finals Predictions panel give away their expert picks. 2015 NBA Finals Odds Game 1 have Cleveland at +205 moneyline to win game 1 at Golden State (Bet $100 to win $205) at SPORTSBOOK.ag
2015 NBA Finals Predictions Analysis: The Cavs are being given a fat betting price because of Golden State’s regular season dominance and Cleveland’s questionable health. The Cavaliers lost high profile players to injury in forward Kevin Lowe and center Anderson Varejo which caused the bookies to adjust their prices over the course of the season. The facts are that the Cavaliers have been better than the Warriors in the playoffs with Cleveland’s record standing at 12-2 compared to the Warriors 12-3 mark. Against the spread Cleveland is even better going 8-6 against the betting number compared to Golden State’s 7-9 ATS record. 2015 NBA Finals MVP Odds Lebron James sits at a juicy +220 price and the”King” has proven that he can make up for losing any part of his battalion. 2015 NBA Finals Odds Game 1 have Golden State -6 on the betting spread 2015 NBA Finals Odds Game 1 have Golden State -6 on the spread at SPORTSBOOK.ag
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: LeBron James has been playing out of his mind and will duel with Stephen Curry in what should be a legendary shooting battle. James is one of those rare players that makes everyone around him better and will be appearing in his 4th straight NBA Finals. That experience is invaluable when playing on the NBA’s grandest stage. James is a closer that knows how to close the show and he has proven over the course of his career that he could win with Mickey Mouse on his team. Bet LeBron to win the MVP and take home his 3rd piece of championship hardware.
2015 NBA Finals Picks: Cleveland Cavaliers +160 to win the series (Bet $100 to win $160)