Bucks vs. Cavaliers - 3/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (45-26) at Milwaukee Bucks (34-35)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +8.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSWI
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks play Sunday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 103.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.9 points and 7.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.9 points and 5.2 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and J.R. Smith is shooting 42 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 48.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 19 of their last 20 when scoring at least 100 points. The Cavaliers are a few more wins away from locking up the second seed in the East. The Cavs last nine losses have come on the road.
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The Milwaukee Bucks hope to snap a five-game losing streak. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 14.2 points and 5.6 assists while Khris Middleton is averaging 13 points and 4.5 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Jerryd Bayless is dishing three assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting just 40.4 percent from the field during this losing streak and are in danger of falling out of the sixth seed in the East. Of course, it doesn’t help that O.J. Mayo and Jared Dudley are still out with injuries. The good news for the Bucks is that their last eight victories have come on their home court.
The Cavaliers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 22-10 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Bucks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Bucks are falling apart on both ends of the court and haven't shown signs of turning it around. I look for the Cavs to win by double digits.