The Cleveland Cavaliers (9-7) play host to the Golden State Warriors (12-2) on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET.

The Cavaliers open as 8.5 point underdogs. So far this season Cleveland are 10-4-1 against the spread (ATS) and 4-2-1 ATS at home. The Cavaliers are 6-4 in their last 10 but have lost two straight.

Visiting favorites the Warriors are 9-4-1 ATS and 3-2 ATS on the road. Golden State are 4-1 on the road, their only road loss coming against Charlotte.

Cavaliers vs Warriors Odds

Cavaliers Spread-8.5
Warriors Spread+8.5
Time9:00 pm ET
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  • The Cavaliers are 6-4 in their last ten and 4-3 at home
  • Cleveland are 4-2-1 ATS at home
  • Totals have gone under in 11 of Cleveland’s 15 games
  • The Warriors are 8-2 in their last ten games and 4-1 on the road
  • Golden State are 9-4-1 ATS and 3-2 ATS on the road
  • Totals have gone under in four of the Warriors’s five road games

Cavaliers vs Warriors Head to Head

Home team in bold.

April 15, 2021: Golden State Warriors 119 def Cleveland Cavaliers 101

February 15, 2021: Golden State Warriors 129 def Cleveland Cavaliers 98

Team Statistics

Cleveland Cavaliers PNG Transparent Images | PNG AllStatistics
102.5Points Per Game115.2
44.9%Field Goal %47.2%
33.3%3PT %35.5%
16Fouls 19.4

Cavaliers vs Warriors Injury Report

Cleveland Cavaliers

Lamar StevensPFAnkleGame time decision
Jarrett AllenCIllnessGame time decision
Lauri MarkkanenSFCovid-19Game time decision
Evan MobleySFElbowOut until December 5
Collin SextonSGKneeOut until December 30

Golden State Warriors

Stephen CurryPGHipGame time decision
Andre IguodalaSFHipOut until November 19
James WisemanCKneeOut until December 3
Klay ThompsonSGAchillesOut until December 18

Key Players to Watch

Cleveland Cavaliers

Darius Garland: 17.3 ppg, 6.6 apg, 1.4 stl

Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry: 28.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.7 stl

Cavaliers vs Warriors Prediction

On paper this game is a no-brainer provided Stephen Curry suits up for the Warriors. The kid from Akron showed no signs of a hip issue when he went off for 37 points against the Nets so it’s possible he’s been listed as a precaution.

The Cavaliers are likely to be hurting more with their injuries. Stud rookie Evan Mobley‘s injury leaves big shoes to fill. The Rookie of the Year favorite was averaging 19.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2 blocks in the last five games before his injury against Boston. Jarrett Allen could also be forced to sit out another game which would leave the Cavaliers very light in the front court.

Four Warriors starters finished in double figures in their win over the Nets. Even if Curry sits out this game, the Warriors have the talent and depth to cover the spread against an injury-hit Cavaliers team.

Pick: Golden State Warriors -8.5

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