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Cavaliers Host the Bucks Monday Night

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Cavaliers Return Home a Broken Squad?

The Milwaukee Bucks and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm EST and ESPN will have the broadcast.

Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as -4-point favorites versus the Bucks, while the game’s total opened at 221.5. The line now shows the Cavs as 2.5-point favorites and the total is up to 225.

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t played a home game since March 5.  The team just finished up a 3-3 road trip. Tonight they may get some medicine as they have beaten the Bucks 5-straight times at home.

Crazy Road Trip for Cavaliers

Cleveland won its last outing, a 114-109 result against the Chicago Bulls on March 17. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a -7-point favorite, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total.

How they actually won is a good question. Coach Tyrone Lue has left the team for health reasons. They lost three players (Cedi Osman, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr.) to injuries and a fourth player (Kyle Korver) to a family emergency. How the Cavs are still in 3rd place in the East is a good question.

Don’t forget the Cavs are also missing Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson to injuries. Both could be back this week.

The Cavs signed Okaro White to a 10-day contract. White played in six games for the Heat this season and 41 for Miami in the last two. He is not stranger to the NBA.

Bucks Holding onto 7th in Eastern Conference

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 122-117 winner at home against the Atlanta Hawks. They failed to cover the -10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (239) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

The Bucks are in seventh in the East. Milwaukee has scored at least 120 points in three of the last four games. Giannis Antetokounmpo has honed out consecutive games of at least 30 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bucks have won three out of their last four. Problem is that all four of those games were against teams with losing records.

The last time the two games played was Dec. 19. The Bucks won 119-116. Lebron James had 39 points in the game and Antetokounmpo scored 27.

 

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Milwaukee 37-32 28-38-3 105.48 105.74 -0.25999999999999 11-23-2 17-15-1 36-32-1 19-17 17-15-1
Cleveland 40-29 22-46-1 110.29 110.07 0.22000000000001 7-25-1 15-21 34-33-2 15-16-2 19-17
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
MIL 22.62 13.26 1.71
CLE 23.54 13.55 1.74
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
MIL 8.25 31.43 39.68
CLE 8.28 33.65 41.93
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
MIL 47.76 46.59 1.17
CLE 47.55 47.19 0.36
Team Records

Milwaukee Bucks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 37-32 22-14 15-18 28-38-3 11-23-2 17-15-1 105.48 105.74 -0.26
Last 10 4-6 3-3 1-3 2-8 1-5 1-3 107.30 109.00 -1.70
vs Div 5-9 4-4 1-5 3-9-2 2-5-1 1-4-1 103.50 106.93 -3.43
vs EAST 23-22 14-9 9-13 16-26-3 6-15-2 10-11-1 105.51 105.80 -0.29
vs WEST 14-10 8-5 6-5 12-12 5-8 7-4 105.42 105.63 -0.21

Cleveland Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 40-29 22-11 18-18 22-46-1 7-25-1 15-21 110.29 110.07 0.22
Last 10 5-5 2-2 3-3 3-7 1-3 2-4 113.10 112.70 0.40
vs Div 10-5 6-1 4-4 6-8-1 3-3-1 3-5 113.27 106.73 6.54
vs EAST 28-14 15-6 13-8 14-27-1 5-15-1 9-12 110.45 107.74 2.71
vs WEST 12-15 7-5 5-10 8-19 2-10 6-9 110.04 113.70 -3.66

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 105.48 17 110.07 27
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 104.39 18 111.03 28
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 40.45 25 43.64 21
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 110.29 5 105.74 13
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 110.91 7 105.91 11
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 42.09 26 41.94 4

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Milwaukee 2-8 4-5-1 8-2 104.20 59.30 49.43 41.30 131/312 5.60
Cleveland 8-2 5-4-1 8-2 112.30 55.20 49.09 36.70 83/231 8.00

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Dec 19, 2017 CLE 116 MIL 119 1.5 MIL 215 O MIL MIL CLE 58 69 50 52.4 37 41 16/41 11/29 9 12
Nov 7, 2017 MIL 119 CLE 124 -5 Push 221.5 O MIL CLE MIL 67 65 56.6 50 36 39 13/30 9/18 6 7
Oct 20, 2017 CLE 116 MIL 97 -1 CLE 209.5 O CLE CLE Push 55 49 54.3 46.3 44 30 11/26 11/35 8 8
Feb 27, 2017 MIL 95 CLE 102 -9.5 MIL 218.5 U CLE CLE MIL 50 52 44.6 50 33 45 11/29 10/27 3 4
Dec 21, 2016 MIL 102 CLE 113 -6.5 CLE 206.5 O CLE CLE CLE 54 59 46.8 49.4 39 44 9/22 15/27 7 3
Dec 20, 2016 CLE 114 MIL 108 3.5 CLE 212.5 O MIL MIL CLE 57 53 40.7 46 43 51 17/40 7/27 5 6
Nov 29, 2016 CLE 101 MIL 118 7 MIL 213 O MIL MIL CLE 54 58 42.7 53.5 35 43 14/39 7/19 7 15
Apr 5, 2016 CLE 109 MIL 80 9.5 CLE 203 U CLE Push CLE 67 43 54.7 39.8 41 41 18/36 4/16 4 7
Mar 23, 2016 MIL 104 CLE 113 -11 MIL 207.5 O MIL CLE CLE 61 63 53.8 48.2 31 42 7/16 10/34 8 6
Nov 19, 2015 MIL 100 CLE 115 -10 CLE 192.5 O CLE CLE CLE 48 63 52.1 56.3 22 43 3/8 11/24 8 3
NBA Betting Trends
Team Last 5 Games

Milwaukee Bucks

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 17, 2018 ATL 122-117 W -10.5 214.5 L/O 47.67 90.62 11 H
Mar 14, 2018 ORL 117-126 L -10 207.5 L/O 50.00 75.00 10 A
Mar 12, 2018 MEM 121-103 W -7.5 205.5 W/O 58.02 68.18 12 A
Mar 9, 2018 NY 120-112 W -9.5 214 L/O 56.16 76.92 8 H
Mar 7, 2018 HOU 99-110 L 5.5 214.5 L/U 45.78 73.68 9 H

Cleveland Cavaliers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 17, 2018 CHI 114-109 W -7 222 L/O 50.57 65.00 13 A
Mar 15, 2018 POR 105-113 L 6 220.5 L/U 51.25 57.14 11 A
Mar 13, 2018 PHO 129-107 W -8 231 W/O 49.43 86.67 17 A
Mar 11, 2018 LAL 113-127 L -2 229.5 L/O 46.59 82.61 12 A
Mar 9, 2018 LAC 102-116 L -1 230 L/U 44.83 66.67 12 A

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Los Angeles Wednesday, March 21
Cleveland home to Toronto Wednesday, March 21

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