Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/14/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Cavaliers (6-19) at Milwaukee Bucks (23-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -14 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since November 8-10. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 17.8 points and 2.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.4 points and 10.8 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last six road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another win to build on their 17-game winning streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.9 points and 13.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks haven’t lost a home game since October 26.
The Cavaliers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 road games. The over is 35-17-1 in Bucks last 53 Saturday games. The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Milwaukee. The over is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Milwaukee and 19-8 in the last 27 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks had to play all four quarters in Memphis and now have to travel back home, a situation that should give the Cavs a major advantage in rest and fresh legs. The problem is the Cleveland Cavaliers are just awful, and that includes losing on the road by an average fo 12.1 points and being 10-14-1 ATS on the season. The Milwaukee Bucks are just 4-7 ATS as a double-digit favorite this season. You can make a case for the Cavs and the points, but I can't pull the trigger. It's Bucks or pass for me.