Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 10.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 52-18. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.1 as they average 117.7 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 18-53. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 104.3 points per contest and give up 113.5, which is a point differential of -9.2.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 41-27-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-36-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 33-36-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-32-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/18/19 F Ersan Ilyasova Illness is probable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
03/18/19 G Sterling Brown Wrist is out Tuesday vs LA Lakers
03/18/19 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
03/16/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel is out indefinitely
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
03/18/19 F Kevin Love Back is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
03/18/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Chest is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
03/18/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
03/18/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.5 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.0 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 16.8 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Collin Sexton averages 16.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 117.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Cavaliers surrender 113.5 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 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. The Cavaliers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 117.1 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +10.5
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