Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
Free $60 in Member NBA Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 30-41 and a road record of 9-27. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-23. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 50-20 and a home record of 29-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of 6.1. Cleveland has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 28-13. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.7 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
LeBron James averages 24.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Milwaukee averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Cleveland averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Bucks average 96.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 90.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 104.5 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers score 106.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.4 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-34-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-35-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-37-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-35-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
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
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/22/16 F Kevin Love Illness missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks