Tuesday, December 7 2021

Who’s Playing

Golden State @ Cleveland

Current Records: Golden State 12-2; Cleveland 9-7

What to Know

The Golden State Warriors are 21-6 against the Cleveland Cavaliers since December of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Thursday. The Warriors will hit the road for the third straight game as they head to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:30 p.m. ET. They will be strutting in after a win while Cleveland will be stumbling in from a loss.

Golden State had enough points to win and then some against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, taking their game 117-99. Point guard Stephen Curry continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, shooting 9-for-14 from downtown and finishing with 37 points, five assists and seven boards.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers came up short against Brooklyn on Wednesday, falling 109-99. Shooting guard Isaac Okoro had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 39 minutes but putting up just eight points on 3-for-11 shooting.

Golden State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 8.5-point margin of victory. Those interested in the spread don’t face an easy decision since they are 9-4-1 ATS and Cleveland 11-5.

The Warriors are now 12-2 while Cleveland sits at 9-7. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Golden State have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.30%, which places them first in the league. As for Cleveland, they come into the contest boasting the second fewest points allowed per game in the league at 101.6.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: Bally Sports – Ohio
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $26.57

Odds

The Warriors are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Cavaliers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 8.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Golden State have won 21 out of their last 27 games against Cleveland.

  • Apr 15, 2021 – Golden State 119 vs. Cleveland 101
  • Feb 15, 2021 – Golden State 129 vs. Cleveland 98
  • Feb 01, 2020 – Golden State 131 vs. Cleveland 112
  • Apr 05, 2019 – Golden State 120 vs. Cleveland 114
  • Dec 05, 2018 – Golden State 129 vs. Cleveland 105
  • Jun 08, 2018 – Golden State 108 vs. Cleveland 85
  • Jun 06, 2018 – Golden State 110 vs. Cleveland 102
  • Jun 03, 2018 – Golden State 122 vs. Cleveland 103
  • May 31, 2018 – Golden State 124 vs. Cleveland 114
  • Jan 15, 2018 – Golden State 118 vs. Cleveland 108
  • Dec 25, 2017 – Golden State 99 vs. Cleveland 92
  • Jun 12, 2017 – Golden State 129 vs. Cleveland 120
  • Jun 09, 2017 – Cleveland 137 vs. Golden State 116
  • Jun 07, 2017 – Golden State 118 vs. Cleveland 113
  • Jun 04, 2017 – Golden State 132 vs. Cleveland 113
  • Jun 01, 2017 – Golden State 113 vs. Cleveland 91
  • Jan 16, 2017 – Golden State 126 vs. Cleveland 91
  • Dec 25, 2016 – Cleveland 109 vs. Golden State 108
  • Jun 19, 2016 – Cleveland 93 vs. Golden State 89
  • Jun 16, 2016 – Cleveland 115 vs. Golden State 101
  • Jun 13, 2016 – Cleveland 112 vs. Golden State 97
  • Jun 10, 2016 – Golden State 108 vs. Cleveland 97
  • Jun 08, 2016 – Cleveland 120 vs. Golden State 90
  • Jun 05, 2016 – Golden State 110 vs. Cleveland 77
  • Jun 02, 2016 – Golden State 104 vs. Cleveland 89
  • Jan 18, 2016 – Golden State 132 vs. Cleveland 98
  • Dec 25, 2015 – Golden State 89 vs. Cleveland 83

Source: CBSSports.com

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