Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 11/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Cleveland Cavaliers are hitting the road to Fiserv Forum on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Cavaliers took the court against the Hawks and went home with a win by a final score of 114-102 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 17 while the Hawks accumulated 21 fouls. They converted 11 of their 34 tries from beyond the arc. Atlanta finished 88.2% from the charity stripe by making 15 of 17 shots. On top of that, Atlanta pulled down 35 rebounds (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Atlanta earned 24 dimes and had 11 steals for this game. With regard to defending, Cleveland allowed 43.7% from the floor on 38 of 87 shooting. They also distributed 24 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 37 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers made 20 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 87.0%. Cleveland ended the game with a 60.0% FG percentage (42 out of 70) and converted 10 of 19 three-point shots.
Donovan Mitchell is a guy who came through in the game. He had 29 points on 11 out of 22 shooting. He played for 39 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Mitchell finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and recorded 9 dimes.
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Cleveland will play this game with a record of 11-6 for the campaign. They are averaging 115.6 points per contest (8th in the league) while going 48.4% from the floor. The Cavaliers are shooting 39.6% on shots from downtown (213 of 538) and 79.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Cleveland is collecting 44.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 427 assists on the season, which has them ranked 16th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and they draw 23.6 fouls. They rank 9th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 401 surrendered for the year. The Cavaliers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.6% (664 of 1,457) and they surrender 39.9 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 35.8% on 3-point shots and they are 6th in basketball in opponents points per game (108.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks got the victory with a final of 119-111 when they faced the Trail Blazers. In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Portland to get 40 in total (12 offensive). They went 27.6% from three-point range by going 8 out of 29 and ended up going 15 out of 19 at the charity stripe (78.9%). The Bucks allowed the Trail Blazers to convert 44 out of their 93 tries from the floor which had them at 47.3% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Bucks shot 47 out of 86 from the floor which had them sitting at 54.7%. In reference to three-point attempts, Milwaukee converted 9 of 28 tries (32.1%). They were able to convert 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.0%. The Trail Blazers were called for 17 fouls in the game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 12 steals for the contest. The Bucks were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 42 in this contest.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being important for the Bucks in the game. Antetokounmpo had 37 points in his 35 minutes on the court and accounted for 6 dimes in this game. He knocked down 16 out of 24 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 12-4 this year. The Bucks have committed 19.3 fouls per contest and they go 71.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.2 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.2 times per game. Milwaukee has accounted for 1,783 points for the season (111.4 per contest) and they pull down 49.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Bucks are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks them 26th in the league.
The Milwaukee defense concedes 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (176 of 498) and opponents are converting on 78.4% of their foul shots. They allow 21.3 dimes and 43.8 boards per game, which ranks 1st and 18th in the league. The Bucks on defense are ranked 4th in the league in PPG surrendered with 106.9. They are forcing 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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