Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, December 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 15 point favorites.
The Cavaliers head into this matchup with a mark of 6-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.0 as they average 103.5 points per contest while giving up 111.5 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 16-8. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 120.0 points per contest and give up 110.2, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/08/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Acquired is questionable Monday vs Milwaukee
12/08/18 G David Nwaba Knee is questionable Monday vs Milwaukee
12/08/18 G Rodney Hood Foot is questionable Monday vs Milwaukee
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/07/18 PG George Hill Acquired doubtful Sunday vs Toronto
Rodney Hood comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.3 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.0 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Khris Middleton averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 103.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 120.0 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 50.5 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 26.9. The Bucks are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Bucks surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Cavaliers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Cleveland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
Milwaukee is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Bucks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 4th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -15
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