Cavaliers at Bucks - 4/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (50-27) at Milwaukee Bucks (38-39)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 103.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 7.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.9 points and 5.1 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 2.5 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing just 43.6 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 10 straight games when allowing less than 100 points. The Cavs will clinch the second seed in the East with a victory. The Cavaliers last 10 losses have come on the road.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for foa win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 13.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. O.J. Mayo is dishing 2.8 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 46 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing 100-plus points. The Bucks are just a couple of victories away from clinching the sixth seed in the East. The Bucks have split their last 10 games on their home court.
The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Central. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I like the Bucks to keep this game close, as they've have success ATS when playing the Cavs and are at home. Look for the home team to keep this one close.