The Golden State Warriors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cleveland is 9-7 overall and 4-3 at home, while the Warriors are 12-2 overall and 4-1 on the road. The Warriors have won eight of their past nine games. The Cavaliers are trying to avoid a third consecutive loss.
Golden State is favored by 8.5 points in the latest Cavaliers vs. Warriors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 206. Before entering any Warriors vs. Cavaliers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Cavaliers vs. Warriors spread: Cavaliers +8.5
- Cavaliers vs. Warriors over-under: 206 points
What you need to know about the Cavaliers
Cleveland lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, 109-99. Ricky Rubio scored 25 points and Darius Garland had 24 points. The Cavaliers trimmed a 21-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Nets 32-19 in the third quarter but could not get to within more than seven points with 2:05 remaining. Kevin Love returned after clearing health and safety protocols and scored 11 points.
Jarrett Allen (illness) is listed as day-to-day, while Lauri Markkanen (reconditioning) was out on Wednesday. Cleveland allows the second fewest points per game in the league at 101.6 but it also struggles on the offensive end, ranking 25th with 102.5 PPG.
What you need to know about the Warriors
Golden State strolled past Brooklyn on Tuesday, 117-99. Stephen Curry shot 9-for-14 from downtown and finished with 37 points, five dimes and seven rebounds. He is questionable for Thursday's game because of a hip contusion, while Andre Iguodala is out with his own hip injury.
The Warriors have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.3, which is best in the league. Golden State is the only NBA team to score 100-plus points this season in every game. The Warriors lead the league in scoring (115.2 points per game), assists (29.2 per game), rebounding (48.6 per game), field goal percentage (47.2), and fast break points (18.8).
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