Pro Basketball Betting: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS at CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (1/18)

PRO BASKETBALL — January 18

GOLDEN STATE at CLEVELAND
(America’s Bookie Line: Cavs -3.5, Total 210) — Yes, there is a payback angle for the Cavs, who lost an 89-83 decision on Christmas Day as they were very sloppy from the floor (just 36%), missing a lot of uncontested shots along the way. And clearly they can do better. Meanwhile, Golden State would dearly love to bounce back from a mini-slump that has seen them lose two of the last three games. For what it’s worth, as the Warriors have won four straight against the Cavs, they have held them under 40% from the field each time. Stephen Curry is hot again, with 34 ppg over his last five; Klay Thompson has been “cool,” with just 17 ppg over the stretch, and the Cavs have Kyrie Irving back in full swing at the moment, where he wasn’t previously. You have to consider the Warriors somewhat dangerous coming off a 113-95 loss at Detroit, in which they shot just 36%. And keep in mind that they are 14-7 ATS as the visitor. Let’s grab some points with the team that is 37-4 and has been an underdog exactly ONE time this year.

PLAY BY JAY: GOLDEN STATE +3.5 **

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)