Microsoft Bing is predicting that Golden State will beat Cleveland in 5 games, with 3 home game wins (Games 1, 2, and 5) and a split in Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 in the upcoming Pro Basketball Finals.
We were nearly dead-on with our predictions regarding Golden State, as we had them winning in four over Houston, then five in the second round, and finally by seven in the conference finals while they actually needed five, five, and seven games, respectively. The controversial non-call end of Game 3 prevented a sweep against Houston. Had the sweep happened, it would have matched Bing Predicts exactly.
As with last year, Bing’s models picked Golden State before the tournament. Last year, a much smaller proportion of the public agreed with our pick pre-tournament, but this year’s Golden State team has had to battle injuries and a comeback from down three games to one against Oklahoma City to reach the finals.
Read the full post from Bing team here.