Tuesday, April 5, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 55-22 and a road record of 23-15. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 98 per contest. Cleveland is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 33-14. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 32-45 and a home record of 23-16. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -3.7. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-10 and a conference record of 20-27. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Kevin Love averages 15.9 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.2 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Cleveland averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 23rd with 15 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 110.7 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bucks score 101.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.2 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-40-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-39-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 39-37-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 38-38-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/03/16 PG Kyrie Irving Ankle "?"
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
04/03/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee "?"
04/03/16 F Khris Middleton Thigh "?"
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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