Are there any legitimate X’s and O’s adjustments that the Cavs can make following their two ugly blowouts at Oracle Arena? Find out here and make the right NBA picks!
When it comes to Big Game Breakdowns, the goal of SportsBIT is to give viewers the type of betting information that they're just not getting from mainstream sources. That's exactly what Pauly and Teddy accomplished with their NBA Finals Game 3 preview. Basically the handicap comes down to these three fundamental questions:
First, are there any legitimate X's and O's adjustments that the Cavs can make following their two ugly blowouts at Oracle Arena? After all, the Warriors have beaten Cleveland seven straight times (going 6-1 ATS in those games, the lone loss coming by a single point in a six point victory over the Cavs as -7 favorites on Christmas), while holding the Cavs under 100 points in nine straight matchups.
Neither Pauly nor Teddy expects the Cavs to come back and win four out of the next five to earn championship rings. And when it comes to significant adjustments from an inexperienced head coach in Tyronn Lue, neither Teddy nor Pauly expects a dramatically different gameplan. Teddy talked about how the most important player for the Cavs tonight is Kyrie Irving, coming off two dismal showings in the first two games of the series. If Irving is hitting shots and finding open teammates, the Cavs are live in Game 3. If Irving plays tentatively and continues to struggle to find his teammates for good looks (only five assists through the first two games), the Cavs are toast.
The second question is whether the Cavs have the mental fortitude to bounce back and hang tough if the Warriors come out hitting shots. Cleveland's mental state appears fragile, but considering their 7-0 mark on the Q and their strong bounceback after dropping two straight in Toronto in their last series offers Cavs bettors some semblance of confidence.
And the third question is how much does the Kevin Love concussion protocol really affect the Cavs chances? Teddy and Pauly discuss the Love injury situation and how much it really matters both to the pointspread and to the final result. Spoiler alert – both Teddy and Pauly think Cavs bettors might be better off without Love in the lineup…
SportsBIT isn't about one game – it's a hub for Gamblers! Teddy and Pauly also talk about the Mets slumping lineup, the Reds dismal bullpen, the Cubs struggles to produce profits given their inflated pricetags (and why Chicago is a much better bet on the Run Line instead). They break down why the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles have been the top two moneymakers in MLB this year, and explain why the Twins – even after getting 6.2 innings of scoreless relief and hitting three home runs to rally from behind to beat the Marlins – are likely to remain one of the very worst bets in baseball. And the San Francisco 49ers with new head coach Chip Kelly go under the microscope in today's Deep Dive. Check out the full show right here, right now.