The Golden State Warriors are 14-2 straight up and 10-6 against the spread in their last 16 games coming off a loss. The Warriors will need one more bounce-back win to defend their NBA championship this Sunday night when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7.
Golden State is a 5-point home favorite in Game 7 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The spread hasn't been a factor in the NBA Finals this season with all six games in this series being decided by 11 points or more.
Draymond Green's return did little to slow down Cleveland's suddenly red-hot offense as the Warriors allowed 115 points in a 115-101 loss as 2-point road underdogs in Game 6.
Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for 55 points in the loss, but Leandro Barbosa was the only other player on the team to reach double-digits with 14. For the second straight game, starter Harrison Barnes was extremely ineffective, scoring zero points in 16 minutes with an 0-of-8 shooting day.
The Warriors return home for Game 7, where they are 13-2 SU and 12-3 ATS in 15 postseason games according to the OddsShark NBA Database. Historically, home teams have dominated Game 7s in the NBA Finals with a 15-3 SU record all-time.
With 41 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists, LeBron James once again completely dominated the Warriors as he did in Game 5. The clear star of the series has already done enough to lock up NBA Finals MVP in the eyes of many regardless of what happens or who wins in Game 7.
Andrew Bogut's absence helped open the door for Tristan Thompson to dominate inside the paint with a 6-of-6 shooting day and 16 rebounds. Cleveland is 15-5 SU and 12-8 ATS this postseason.
Sunday night's total is set at 206.5 points. The UNDER is 5-1-1 in Golden State's last seven home playoff games.
James has willed the Cavaliers into a Game 7, and suddenly his team has all of the momentum heading into the big game. But Golden State has home court and two of the best shooters of all time in Curry and Thompson on its side. The entire NBA season comes down to one last game on Sunday.