Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 2/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-5.5)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (10-12) host the Milwaukee Bucks (13-8) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday. Cleveland opens this contest as 5.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 225.
The Milwaukee Bucks played the Indiana Pacers and earned the victory with a final of 130-110 in their last contest. Milwaukee wrapped up the game with a 47.1% FG percentage (48 out of 102) and knocked down 21 of their 48 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bucks buried 13 of 14 tries for a rate of 92.9%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 53 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 33 assists in this contest while earning 13 steals and 7 blocked shots. In reference to defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 45.3% from the floor on 43 of 95 shooting. Indiana recorded 28 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Pacers collected 46 boards (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Indiana finished the contest at 86.7% when shooting free throws by burying 13 of their 15 attempts. They converted 11 of 34 tries from 3-point range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one guy who played a role in this matchup. He ended up scoring 21 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 30:38 minutes played and totaled 14 rebounds. Antetokounmpo ended up shooting 87.5% from the floor and distributed 10 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Bucks was Donte DiVincenzo. He grabbed 4 boards and also earned 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 54.5% from the field for the game by going 6-of-11 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, DiVincenzo was on the hardwood for 21:50 minutes.
Milwaukee comes into this one with a record of 13-8 on the campaign. They are averaging 121.0 points per game (2nd in basketball) while going 49.0% from the field. The Bucks are hitting 40.0% on shots from distance (331 of 827) and 73.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Milwaukee is pulling down 48.8 rebounds per game and has earned 573 dimes on the season, which ranks 5th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.3 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.7 fouls every game. On defense, the Bucks are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 fouls. They are 10th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 510 conceded so far this year. The Bucks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (280 of 382) and they relinquish 43.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 39.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 19th in the NBA 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 played the Los Angeles Clippers. The Cavaliers collected 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in this game. They also turned away 6 shots while recording 8 steals in this game. The Clippers committed 20 fouls in this game which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to convert 13 of those for a percentage of 76.5%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Cleveland converted 4 out of 10 tries (40.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cavaliers ended up going 41 out of 92 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.6%. The Cavaliers allowed the Clippers to bury 44 of their 79 tries from the field which had them sitting at 55.7% for this contest. They shot 58.8% from three-point range by hitting 20 out of 34 and finished the contest at 13 out of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). In relation to how they rebounded, Cleveland allowed Los Angeles to grab 46 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Collin Sexton ended up being important for the Cavaliers in this game. He knocked down 11 of 21 for the contest for a field goal rate of 52.4%, which got him 27 points. Sexton totaled 2 boards in his 38:28 mins of time on the court and earned 5 assists for this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Cleveland was Darius Garland. He totaled 23 points in 34:41 minutes played via 11 out of 18 shooting in this contest. Garland ended the game having shot 61.1% from the field while also totaling 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 10-12 on the season. The Cavaliers are committing 18.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 71.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.3 times per game (24th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.9 times per contest. Cleveland has totaled 2,282 points so far this season (103.7 per contest) and they collect 44.2 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Cavaliers are shooting 45.0% from the field, which ranks 22nd in the NBA. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 6th in basketball in points given up per game with 108.7. They have relinquished 24.4 assists and 44.3 total rebounds per game, which ranks 14th and 11th in the NBA. The Cleveland defense allows 39.3% on 3-pointers (294 of 748) and their opposition knocks down 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 16.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (20th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+5.5)
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