Bucks vs. Cavaliers - 10/14/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Cavaliers vs. Bucks
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers will play a Tuesday preseason game at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 1-2 and have lost their last two preseason games. The Bucks have really struggled offensively, shooting less than 42 percent from the field in all three games. Star rookie Jabari Parker is a combined 15-40 from the field and has 36 points and 15 rebounds. Brandon Knight continues to struggle, as he’s racked up 11 turnovers in the three games but does have 25 points. O.J. Mayo has also been having a hard time so far, as he’s a combined 1-10 from the field. Kendall Marshall has been getting some heavy minutes at the point guard spot and has knocked down four three point shots. It’s no secret that the Milwaukee Bucks are a struggling basketball team but things could be taken to a whole new level if things don’t improve on the offensive end.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers first real preseason game was an overtime victory over the Miami Heat in Brazil. The Cavs shot 50.6 percent from the field and Kevin Love led the way with 25 points. LeBron James is just cruising through the scrimmages, playing just one half and setting his teammates up, as he had eight assists in the Cavs last game. Kyrie Irving has been dealing with an ankle injury and Cleveland hopes to have him back on the court for Friday’s game. Mike Miller and Shawn Marion, two of the Cavs bigger free agent signings, were a combined 2-12 from the field in the win over the Miami Heat. The Cleveland Cavaliers are using the preseason as a period to get a feel of what it’s like to play on a completely new team.
I don't care who is playing who, I'm always taking the bundle of points in a preseason game. At the end of the day, these are coin flips and neither team is truly playing to win the game. So, the Bucks are the pick here no matter how crazy that may sound.