Milwaukee Bucks (4-5) at Cleveland Cavaliers (4-6)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -4 -- Over/Under: 220 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks would love to snap a three-game losing streak to get back to a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 103.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31 points and 9.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19 points and 4.9 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Snell is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last four road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers could also use a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 108.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.8 points and 9.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.2 points and 10.3 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Korver is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 41.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost three straight home games.
The Bucks are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 overall and the over is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing awful basketball, and I don't think this is a fluke, as this aging roster can't play defense and they truly miss Kyrie and his ability to takeover when the team goes into an offensive funk. The Bucks are a tough team to play when you're having trouble playing consistent ball. However, like the last time these teams met, this feels like a game LeBron puts his head down and takes over. He's still capable of willing his team to victory at times, and this feels like a spot he can do that at home. Wouldn't be shocked if the Cavs struggles continue, but if I'm picking this game, I'd take Cleveland and the small line.