Monday, February 27, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, February 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 25-31. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 40-17. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.3 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Greg Monroe averages 11.5 points per game in 21.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kyrie Irving averages 24.6 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Lebron James averages 25.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 8.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Milwaukee averages 105.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.02 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Bucks allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Cleveland averages 111.3 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.14 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.9 and a defensive rating of 109.9. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 96.8 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 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-34-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-20-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-28-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 33-24-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
02/26/17 G Kyle Korver Knee injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
02/26/17 F LeBron James Strep Throat "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
02/26/17 G Deron Williams Acquired "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
02/14/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -5.5
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