The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will tip off the 2017 NBA Finals this Thursday night in Oakland, CA. Episode Three of this series is what everyone expected at the start of the regular season and are looking forward to saving what has been a relatively boring postseason in terms of competitiveness.

The Cavaliers entered the 2015 NBA Finals without their power forward in Kevin Love and lost star point guard Kyrie Irving in a Game 1 loss to a fractured kneecap. Still, LeBron James led his team within two wins of an NBA Championship against the 69-win Warriors. In 2016, the Cavs were the healthy ones while the Warriors lost Andrew Bogut for Games 5-7 and also saw Draymond Green suspended a game due to his allure to nut shots and flagrant fouls on the NBA’s biggest stages. Still, up 3-1 in a series, the Warriors became the first time in league history to blow a series lead of that nature.

Now, we’re going to witness two teams meeting for the third straight time in the championship round, for the first time in NBA history. So who has the edge? Well, since 2011, the edge goes to the team that ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith doesn’t pick on his show ‘First Take’ right before the Finals. That’s right. In every championship series over the last six years, Smith has been wrong six times. A bit shocking considering there’s a 50-50 chance of picking the winner.

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So who is Stephen A. Smith picking to win the 2017 NBA Finals? Cavs and Warriors’ fans have probably been waiting anxiously to find out.

That’s right: Smith is picking the Warriors to defeat the Cavs in a Game 7 at home, a game the Dubs couldn’t win last year under the same circumstances. Of course, this time, they have the 2014 MVP and scoring machine Kevin Durant on their team, which is why ESPN BPI is giving the Warriors a 93% chance to win this series.