Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/19/2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, March 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 37-32. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 40-29. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.3 points per contest and giving up 110.1, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-37-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-33-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-46-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 34-33-2 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/17/18 C Tyler Zeller Back is "?" Monday vs Cleveland
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/17/18 G Kyle Korver Personal is "?" Monday vs Milwaukee
03/17/18 F Larry Nance Jr. Hamstring is "?" Monday vs Milwaukee
03/17/18 G Rodney Hood Back is "?" Monday vs Milwaukee
03/04/18 C Tristan Thompson Ankle is out indefinitely
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this game averaging 27.4 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Khris Middleton averages 20 points per contest in 36.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Lebron James has scored 27.1 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 8.6 rebounds per contest and has 9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 23.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 105.5 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.26 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 105.7 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the NBA with 110.3 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.22. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.5. The Cavaliers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Cavaliers give up 110.1 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 12th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee +4
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