Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Game Picks 10/28/2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
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Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1, 2nd in the Central Division) travel to Fiserv Forum on Monday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Bucks (1-1, 1st in the Central Division). Cleveland opens this contest as 14.5 point dogs. The O/U has been set at 223.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/23/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
10/17/2019 Ante Zizic C Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Love comes into this game averaging 16 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night this year. He grabs 16 rebounds per contest and distributes 6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Collin Sexton averages 17 points per contest in 30 minutes per game. He averages 3 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 30 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per game. He hauls in 15 rebounds per contest and has 10 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Khris Middleton averages 18 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 98 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 49 boards per contest and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 18 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 24 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 5th in the NBA with 122 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 50 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 27. The Bucks are 25th in turnovers per contest with 15. The Bucks give up 121 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 29 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 56 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 97.1, and their offensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 6th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Cleveland is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Bucks are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 15th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 110.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +14.5
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