Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 11/16/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Cleveland Cavaliers are traveling to Fiserv Forum on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Cavaliers faced the Timberwolves and took a loss by a score of 129-124 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Cavaliers ended up walking away with 22 while the Timberwolves racked up 30 fouls. They made 12 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. Minnesota ended up going 73.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 25 of their 34 shots. Additionally, Minnesota pulled down 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 1 block. Minnesota earned 30 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. In the matter of defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 56.1% from the field on 46 of 82 shooting. They also doled out 22 dimes for this contest while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 40 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 27 of 39 attempts for a rate of 69.2%. Cleveland ended the game having earned a 44.9% field goal percentage (40 of 89) and converted 17 out of their 34 shots from distance.
Darius Garland is someone who was a contributor for the game. He ended up finishing with 51 points on 16 of 31 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 mins and snagged 2 rebounds. Garland shot 51.6% from the field and distributed 6 dimes.
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Cleveland enters this matchup with a record of 8-5 so far this season. They currently have an average of 116.0 pts per contest (9th in basketball) while hitting 47.4% from the field. The Cavaliers are hitting 39.9% on shots from downtown (170 of 426) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Cleveland is grabbing 44.9 boards per game and has tallied 325 assists this season, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.8 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers have forced 14.5 turnovers per game while drawing 24.2 fouls. They surrender 37.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 8th in the league in points per game from their opponents (108.9). The Cavaliers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.6% (510 of 1,094) and they relinquish 39.1 boards per game as a squad. They are 7th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 310 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bucks took a defeat with a final score of 121-106 against the Hawks. The Bucks collected 35 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 46 in this game. They also turned it over 15 times, while recording 4 steals for the game. The Hawks committed 23 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 41 tries. They were able to knock down 32 of them for a percentage of 78.0%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Milwaukee made 6 of their 29 attempts (20.7%). Overall, the Bucks walked away from this one shooting 34 for 82 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.5%. The Bucks permitted the Hawks to make 44 out of their 92 tries from the field which had them shooting 47.8% in this contest. They finished 35.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 out of 20 and finished the contest at 26 out of 30 from the free throw line (86.7%). In relation to how they rebounded, Milwaukee allowed Atlanta to get 45 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
MarJon Beauchamp ended up being a factor for the Bucks in this game. He buried 7 out of 9 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 77.8%, and added 8 rebounds. Beauchamp earned 20 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and earned 1 assist for the matchup.
Milwaukee has a record of 10-3 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Bucks are connecting on 43.9% from the field, which is 29th in the league. Milwaukee has totaled 1,449 pts for the year (111.5 per game) and they pull in 50.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.7 times per game (21st in the league) and they are giving up possession 15.5 times per game. The Bucks are committing 19.8 fouls every game and they shoot 75.0% from the free throw line.
The Milwaukee defense concedes 34.6% on shots from distance (143 of 413) and their opposition makes 79.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 20.8 dimes and 45.0 rebounds every game, which is 1st and 20th in basketball. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 107.0. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.0% from the floor (1st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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