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Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Game 2

Golden State defeated Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals 108-100, covering a 6-point spread at home. The total score of 208 resulted in the OVER. With Kyrie Irving out for the remainder of the playoffs, Cleveland needs a miracle to stay competitive.

Cavs vs Warriors - Game 2 Forecast

AccuScore has the Warriors as 75.6 percent favorites to win Game 2. The average score after AccuScore ran its 10,000-plus simulations is 102 - 94.

Golden State has about five 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 8.3%.

AccuScore Best Bet:There's a 57 percent chance the total combined score stays UNDER 200.5. With Kyrie Irving out now for Cleveland, the entire burden on offense falls on the shoulders of LeBron James.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Cavaliers' last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Warriors' last 13 games.

ATS Trends: Golden State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games. Check out AccuScore.com for today's ATS pick.

Projected Leaders
LeBron James: 35 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 7 TOs
Stephen Curry: 26 points (4-9 3PM), 11 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 TOs

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