Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 4 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 4-5. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 4-6. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.5 points per game and surrendering 113.4, good for a point differential of -4.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-5-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-8-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/29/17 C Greg Monroe Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/06/17 F Kevin Love Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 31 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kevin Love averages 16.2 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Lebron James averages 28.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 9.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 103.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.11 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.7 per game. The Bucks allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 8th in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -4.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Cavaliers are 13th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Cavaliers surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.9 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Bucks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 7th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Milwaukee is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -4
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