NBA Finals – 6/2




Well, we ended up with the matchup most expected and wanted, Cleveland / Golden State.  It wasn't without some drama, however, as the Warriors had to scramble back from down 3-1 and the Cavaliers found themselves tied 2-2 with the Raptors at one point.

For the finals, I've made a little adjustment to the Formulated Spread Indicator (FSI).  Since SRS isn't applicable in the playoffs, I've substituted Pythagorean W/L differential for this category.  This is simply a calculation of expected wins and losses based on points scored and allowed.  Recent performance and home court ratings and calculations will remain as is.

Game 1 FSI table below:



9:00pmCleveland +6Golden State -6
Recent Perfomance (overall record)+1+3
Pythagorean W/L differential (playoffs)+10 (+9.8)+7 (+6.8)
Home Court0+3
Total+11+13
Formulated Spread+2-2
Pick (units)CLE +6 (4 units)-------




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