Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks Expert NBA Picks 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 10.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 19-54. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.9 as they average 104.4 points per game while giving up 113.3 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 54-19. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.4 points per contest and give up 108.2, which is a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-36-2 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-34-0 against the over/under this year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 43-28-2 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-39-0 against the over/under this year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
03/22/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is doubtful Sunday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/22/19 C Pau Gasol Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
03/20/19 F Nikola Mirotic Hand is out indefinitely
03/16/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Collin Sexton averages 16.2 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Khris Middleton scores 17.9 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.6 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 104.4 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 42.6 boards per contest and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.3 points per contest, which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 25.4 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 2nd in the NBA with 117.4 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.23. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 49.4 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 26.1. The Bucks are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Bucks give up 108.2 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 116.8, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Cleveland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +10.5
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