Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 1 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 23-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 111.1 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 15-13. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-19-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 11-13-4 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-11-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/16/17 SG Tony Snell Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Cleveland
12/08/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is out indefinitely
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Lebron James comes into this game averaging 27.8 points per contest while playing 37.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kevin Love averages 19.5 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 10.2 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 29.8 points per contest while playing 37.9 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 10.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Khris Middleton averages 20.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 111.1 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 24 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 107.1 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 16th in the NBA with 104.5 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.54. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.4 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.1. The Bucks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Bucks give up 105 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.1, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Cleveland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 5th in the league.
Milwaukee is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -1
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