On Thursday’s SportsBIT, Teddy and Pauly shift their focus to Game 1 of NBA Finals; talking about the key matchups and personnel that are likely to make the difference!
On Wednesday’s SportsBIT, Teddy and Pauly really broke down the Cavs – Warriors series from a betting perspective; looking to fill the enormous void left by the national mainstream media coverage. Today they focus on Game One on the NBA Odds board.
Golden State just set the record for most three point makes in a series in NBA Playoff history. Meanwhile, the Cavs average of 14.4 made three pointers through their first 14 playoff games of the 2016 postseason blows away the previous NBA record. By how much? The Warriors 12.5 made three pointers through their first three series ranks #2 on the all time list, so where's the NBA Pick Value?
When the Warriors have Draymond Green at the center spot and Cleveland counters with Channing Frye off the bench, this is going to produce one of the rarest situations that you’ll ever find in the NBA—all ten players on the floor are capable of draining three pointers. Talk about ‘pace and space’ – this series has the potential to be a true three point shooting bonanza!
What about the two teams’ respective three point defenses – which squad is capable of keeping the pressure on opposing shooters on the perimeter? Teddy and Pauly delve into the Warriors three-pronged edge here.
The Warriors had the vastly superior three point defense during the regular season, #2 in the NBA while holding foes to 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Cleveland ranked #13 in that category. Just as importantly, the Warriors starting backcourt of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are arguably the backcourt duo with the most range on their three point shots in NBA history. When Steph and Klay are hitting, the Warriors are essentially unguardable.
And lastly, Steve Kerr has been here before. He made key adjustments in the Finals last year, helping the Warriors overcome their 2-1 series deficit. Kerr’s adjustments were also instrumental in helping Golden State rally back from the brink, down 3-1 against OKC in the Western Conference Finals. Tyronn Lue, on the other hand, is a rookie coach who has only coached in ONE game since April where the game was within a single possession in the final minute (Game 4 at Atlanta).
That’s not all today’s SportsBIT has to offer. You certainly don’t want to miss Teddy and Pauly’s Deep Dive into the Oakland Raiders and their Over/Under 8.5 season win total for 2016, a loaded segment that NBA bettors and fans alike simply can’t afford to miss. Check out the full show right here, right now.