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NBA Finals: Game 1 - Analyst Preview

Following a couple of lopsided NBA Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will match up against one another for a Finals battle many expected for some time now.

Cavs vs Hawks - Game 2 Prediction

The Cavaliers and Warriors met twice in the regular season, but only once with LeBron James in the lineup. Cleveland cruised to a 110-99 win as 3-point home favorites. The final score also resulted in the game staying UNDER the total of 216.5.

AccuScore has the Warriors as 77.4 percent favorites to win Game 1. The average score after AccuScore ran its 10,000-plus simulations is 103 - 94.

Whereas Golden State has about six times the chance at a big win (10 points or more) than does Cleveland. The close win percentages, however, are much more comparable. The Warriors have about an 11 percent chance at a close win (4 points or less), compared to the Cavaliers' probability at 7.5%.

AccuScore Best Bet: There's over a 60 percent chance the Warriors cover a -6 spread.

Golden State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home.
Golden State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games.

OVER/UNDER Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games at home. Check out AccuScore's hot trend pick on the total.

Projected Leaders
LeBron James: 27 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 5 TOs
Stephen Curry: 26 points (4-9 3PM), 11 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 TOs

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