For the fourth straight time, the Cavaliers and Warriors are meeting in the NBA Finals. This time, Vegas isn't giving Cleveland much of a shot.
The Cavs opened as double-digit underdogs for Game 1 at Golden State and the Warriors have been listed as high as -1000 favorites for the series, meaning it would take a $1,000 bet on them to win the series to return just $100.
SportsLine's advanced computer model has simulated this game 10,000 times to come up with projected final scores and key stats. Here are the results for Game 1 of Cleveland-Golden State.
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Thursday, May 31
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors, 9:00 p.m. ET
SportsLine Projection Model's score: Golden State 118, Cleveland 108
Vegas line: Golden State is favored by 13 points (O/U 214.5)
Projected stats: The Cavs fall short on the road in Game 1, but do get the cover thanks to 31.4 points, 9.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds from LeBron James. The projection does have Kevin Love (concussion) seeing 22 minutes on the floor and returning 12.7 points -- well below his average.
The Warriors get 32.1 points from Kevin Durant, 27.8 from Steph Curry, 24.4 from Klay Thompson and 11.3 from Draymond Green to take the 1-0 series edge.