We now know LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, in what should turn out to be an eventful series to say the least.
Oddsmakers have priced the Warriors at 5/12 to win the championship compared to the Cavaliers, who are pegged at 19/10 on the betting board.
Below are some useful crib notes for your reference and could be a big help before making your selections on this classic NBA Finals matchup.
The Cavaliers have covered the spread in six of their last seven games against teams from the Pacific Division and 13 of 16 overall versus Western Conference opponents.
The Cavaliers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games that follow a straight up win as well as coming off three days rest.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in in their last 4 games versus Eastern Conference opponents and 6-2 ATS in their last eight when playing on three days rest.
At home, the Warriors are 20-8-2 against the spread in their last 30 games when hosting a team with a winning record, but just 3-8 (ATS) overall in their last 11 at the Oracle Arena.
The Cavaliers have stayed UNDER the posted total in their last four games in a row played on the road and five of their last seven following an ATS win.
The Warriors have stayed UNDER the posted total in their last seven games played at home and 10 of 12 overall.
HEAD TO HEAD
The Cavaliers are just 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 meeting versus the Warriors, including 1-5 ATS when the matchup takes place in Golden State.
ODDS TO WIN THE NBA FINALS MVP
Stephen Curry is the frontrunner on the NBA odds board to capture the Finals MVP at 10/23, followed by LeBron James (2/1), Klay Thompson (11/1) and Kyrie Irving (12/1).