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Game 3 Trends: Playoff Road Favorites Usually Cover

Jun 06, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Steve Kerr

The Action Network analysts John Ewing and Evan Abrams comb the Bet Labs database each day to bring you profitable trends for the slate. Here are notable historical trends for Cavs-Warriors Game 3.

The Cavs opened at +5.5 vs. the Warriors in Game 3. Home dogs in the playoffs of more than five points have gone 26-50-3 (34%) against the spread since 2005.

This would be just the fifth time in the playoffs that LeBron James has been a home dog of more than three points. In the previous four games, he went 2-2 straight-up and 3-1 ATS.

In his career, when LeBron has lost two or more playoff games in a row, he has gone 10-8 SU and 11-7 ATS in the next game.

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