Bucks at Cavaliers - 11/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (5-6) at Cleveland Cavaliers (8-3)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, FSOH
The Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers play Thursday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a strong road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 96.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 16.9 points and seven rebounds while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.5 points and 9.7 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.2 assists and Khris Middleton is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are still trying to find their footing defensively but are shooting 37.3 percent from deep. The Bucks are 2-2 this season when topping 100 points. The Bucks have lost 10 of their last 15 regular season road games. O.J. Mayo is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to avoid a three-game losing streak with a victory here. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.3 points and 6.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.4 points and 11.8 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 5.3 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers have topped 100 points in seven of their last 10 games and are getting 75.3 points from their starting unit. The Cavaliers have combined for 34 turnovers and 25-71 shooting from deep in their back-to-back losses. The Cavs have won 20 of their last 21 regular season home games.
The Bucks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Cavs simply aren't blowing teams out, and the Bucks actually just beat the Cavs a few days ago. Milwaukee is good enough defensively to hang around in this game once again and make an inconsistent Cleveland team sweat. Again.