Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 2/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-10.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (13-8) head to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday where they'll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-12). Cleveland opens this matchup as 10.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 230.
The Milwaukee Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Pacers and walked away with a win by a score of 130-110 in their last game. Milwaukee walked away from the game having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (48 of 102) and converted 21 of their 48 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bucks buried 13 of their 14 tries for a rate of 92.9%. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected 53 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 33 assists for the contest in addition to earning 13 steals and 7 rejections. Pertaining to defense, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 45.3% from the field on 43 out of 95 shooting. Indiana recorded 28 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Pacers grabbed 46 boards (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Indiana finished the game at 86.7% from the charity stripe by making 13 of their 15 shots. They made 11 of 34 shots from three-point range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who came through in this contest. He racked up 21 points on 7 of 8 shooting. He played 30:38 minutes played and also snagged 14 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished the game at 87.5% from the field and also dished out 10 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Bucks was Donte DiVincenzo. He totaled 4 rebounds and also had 3 assists. He went 54.5% from the field in the game by hitting 6-of-11 (16 points). When this game wrapped up, DiVincenzo played for 21:50 min.
Milwaukee heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 13-8 so far this year. The Bucks are hitting 40.0% on shots from distance (331 of 827) and 73.3% from the free throw line. They average 121.0 points per outing (2nd in the league) while hitting 49.0% from the floor. They turn it over 14.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee is grabbing 48.8 boards per game and is sitting with 573 dimes this year, which has them ranked 4th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Bucks are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. The Bucks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.0% (280 of 382) and they relinquish 43.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 12th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 510 conceded on the year. They are giving up 39.0% on 3-point shots and they are 20th in the league in points per game allowed (112.2).
For their last game, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 121-99 when they faced the Los Angeles Clippers. The Cavaliers collected 26 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in this contest. They rejected 6 tries while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Clippers earned 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to bury 13 of them for a percentage of 76.5%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Cleveland converted 4 of their 10 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Cavaliers finished shooting 41 for 92 from the field which had them sitting at 44.6%. The Cavaliers allowed the Clippers to knock down 44 of their 79 tries from the field which had them at 55.7% in the matchup. They went 58.8% from three-point range by connecting on 20 of 34 and ended up shooting 13 of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). Regarding how they rebounded, Cleveland allowed Los Angeles to collect 46 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Collin Sexton ended up being a factor for the Cavaliers in this contest. He made 11 out of 21 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.4%, which got him 27 points. Sexton grabbed 2 rebounds in his 38:28 mins of time on the hardwood and accounted for 5 dimes in this matchup. One more player who came through for Cleveland was Darius Garland. He ended up scoring 23 points in 34:41 minutes on the hardwood by going 11 of 18 from the floor in this game. Garland walked away from this one going 61.1% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 4 boards.
Cleveland has a mark of 10-12 for the season. The Cavaliers commit 18.8 fouls per contest and they go 71.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.3 times per game (23rd in the league) and they are turning it over 15.9 times per contest. Cleveland has scored 2,282 points so far this year (103.7 per game) and they pull down 44.2 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cavaliers are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 22nd in the NBA. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 6th in the league in points given up per game with 108.7. They are forcing 16.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (20th in the NBA). The Cleveland defense allows 39.3% on 3-point shots (294 of 748) and opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their foul shots. They have given up 24.4 assists and 44.3 boards per contest, which ranks 14th and 11th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland (+10.5) and over 230 points
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