The Golden State Warriors (5-1) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2-4) meet Sunday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Warriors vs. Cavaliers odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Season series: First meeting; Warriors won both games last season
The Warriors failed to cover the spread as 6.5-point favorites in a 141-139 win at the Oklahoma City Thunder as the Over (225) hit Friday. Golden State has won 5 straight games.
The Cavaliers failed to cover the spread as 2.5-point favorites in a 121-116 loss at the Indiana Pacers on Friday as the Over (230) cashed. Cleveland has lost 4 of its last 5 games and is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) on the season.
Golden State covered in both meetings last season, and the Over and Under each hit once.
Warriors at Cavaliers odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:58 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Warriors +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | Cavaliers -125 (bet $125 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Warriors +1.5 (-110) | Cavaliers -1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 220.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Warriors at Cavaliers picks and predictions
Cavaliers 110, Warriors 104
The Cavaliers (-125) should get their 1st home win of the season, but there’s no need to pay the higher price on the moneyline when they should win by margin.
PASS. Bet the spread and/or total instead.
Against the spread
Cleveland is 0-3 straight up at home this season and will be desperate to get its 1st win at Rocket Mortgage Field House. The Cavaliers have looked good on the road (2-1 straight up) and should be able to convert that success into a victory Sunday.
Look for the Warriors to let down after back-to-back last-second wins.
At such a short line, BET CAVALIERS -1.5 (-110).
The Under is 4-2 in Warriors games this season, and I expect Golden State to regress offensively after putting up 141 points last time out. Cleveland will be desperate for a win, and that should be apparent on defense.