Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 13-12. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 19-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.4 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Jabari Parker averages 19.4 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Lebron James averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Milwaukee averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.3 per game. The Bucks allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Cleveland averages 110.4 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 14th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.7 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-10-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-13-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/19/16 F Michael Beasley Foot "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/19/16 F Kevin Love Knee is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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