NBA Finals Betting Preview - Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavs - Game 3
NBA Finals Betting Preview - Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavs - Game 3

The NBA Finals have reached Game 3, and the venue has shifted to the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Golden State hopes to win their third straight to move within one game of a sweep. After a rough Game 1 & 2, the Cavs will be happy to be home.

The Golden State Warriors rarely care where they play. The Warriors finished 29-12 on the road during this season, which was the second best in the Western Conference. Golden State has won four in a row since losing Game 5 in Houston. They're seeking their third NBA title in four seasons - all over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State comes into this game as 5.5 favorites.

Whether he's the GOAT or not, LeBron James just continues to be impressive. James has been the best player on the court all series. After scoring 51 in the opener, James nearly recorded a triple double in yet another loss. The Cavaliers have 20 playoff games, and only one guy besides LeBron is scoring double digits per game. Kevin Love is averaging 14.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

We all know what happened in Game 1. In Game 2, Golden State didn't need overtime to finish the Cavs.

The Golden State Warriors are a super team. There is no doubt about it. They have four of the best players in the world on the same team at the same time. The Warriors were worried Klay Thompson would not play in Game 2, but he did, and was effective. Golden State has played 19 games, and Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are combining for 54.5 points per game.

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are combining for 31.5 per game, and an additional 15.4 rebounds and 10 assists per game. Coming off the bench is Shaun Livingston, who has yet to miss a song in the NBA Finals this season. Oh, and Andre Iguodala is back. The way to guard the Warriors is simply to pray.

We expect this to be a very competitive basketball game. LeBron James doesn't want to try to climb back and win four games in a row. He got help in Game 2, but it still wasn't enough. He is going to need more help this game, including at least 30+ from himself. Unfortunately for Cavs fans, even that won't be enough. Take the Warriors -5.5.