NBA MLK Day Picks: Warriors vs Cavaliers Predictions
Martin Luther King Day is a very special holiday as the iconic civil right leader is celebrated nationwide. The NBA treats the holiday as it should be, with special attention and a full slate of basketball games for everyone to enjoy. The best game on the schedule is the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Many NBA experts will assume that this is an NBA Finals preview and they could be right. Some of the best players in the world will be featured in this game. That is why we wanted to provide a full preview along with a pick against the spread and many Warriors vs Cavaliers predictions. But of course we have free picks against the spread for all of the other big games on the schedule.
What’s Wrong with Cleveland?
This is not the same Cleveland team that makes routine visits to the NBA Finals. The Cavs still have LeBron James and are very talented but they have big issues. They have been a miserable bet for NBA bettors that like to put a few bucks on the game. The Cavaliers are 1-9 against the spread (ATS) in the last ten games overall. They have one of the worst ATS records on the season at 12-29-1 ATS. They are also a horror show at home with a 3-15-1 ATS record. While most teams excel at home, the Cavs struggle and that could be a problem on MLK Day.
Things have gotten so bad for the Cavs they are actually home underdogs in this game. MyBookie.ag is the only place to bet on the NBA and when they put the odds out on this game, the Cavs were (+4.5) underdogs. Those odds have changed and you will be even more surprised to see what they are right now.
Warriors Winning Ways
It always seems easy to make Warriors vs Cavaliers predictions because the Warriors are one of the best teams in the league and they rarely lose. They have a collection of great players and they are 19-3 straight up on the road this season. They are also 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning straight up record.
Remember the Rematch
The last outing was on Christmas Day and the Warriors beat the Cavs in a low scoring game by seven points. This is a series that has been dominated by the home team as the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
Warriors vs Cavaliers Predictions
So who wins on MLK Day? The Cavs need this game. They are struggling to win basketball games and a win against the Warriors would put everyone at ease and give this time to breathe. LeBorn will have a healthy Isiah Thomas in the lineup and although he is a defensive liability he can put up points. The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a winning road record and they will win at home against the Warriors.