Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-1) at Milwaukee Bucks (4-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +5.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSWI
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks play Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep the ball rolling with a ninth straight victory. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 95.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.3 points and 6.6 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.6 points and 12 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 5.5 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a Friday win over the Knicks in which they allowed 36.7 percent shooting and forced 14 turnovers. LeBron has 62 points and 14 assists in his last two games. The Cavs have won 10 of their last 15 regular season road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for a big win to get back to a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 96.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 18 points and 9.4 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 18 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jerryd Bayless is dishing 3.7 assists and John Henson is grabbing three rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.1 percent from deep and have scored 99 or more points in four of their last eight games. However, the Bucks are averaging just 37.9 rebounds, seven less than league average. The Bucks have lost six of their last nine regular season home games. Michael Carter-Williams is questionable and O.J. Mayo is doubtful.
The Cavaliers are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Central and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While the Cavs are winning games, they haven't looked crazy, crazy impressive yet. Add in the fact the Bucks are rested, at home and have the defense to slow the Cavs down, I give Milwaukee a chance to win here outright. That's why I'm taking the points.