BUCKS PREGAME REPORT: Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. Milwaukee Bucks 12/10/18
tiger pregame preview
It’s been a pretty big weekend of Bucks basketball as the Bucks unfortunately loss against the Warriors on Friday putting on their worst shooting night of the season by far (but actually played very good defense!), but fortunately rebounded last night with a huge win against the Raptor in a tight and thrilling game. On top of that we got to see a big time trade by the Milwaukee Bucks mid evening on Friday who shipped long time center John Henson and former Cavalier Matthew Dellavadova back to the Cavs whom the Bucks are matched up with tonight on a double header! Wow, talk about a lot of news and story lines in one weekend of basketball for the Bucks! It’s going to be really interesting seeing Delly and Henson suit up tonight with the Cavaliers if they in fact do. I have an in-depth Bucks Trade Report still to come on the deal this weekend so stay tuned but let’s talk about tonight’s matchup!
Match Up: Cavaliers (6/20) Vs. Bucks (17/8)
Game Time: Monday, Dec. 10th 2018 > 7:00PM CT
Game Location: Fiserv Forum • Milwaukee, WI
TV Channels: FSWIS / FSOH
Radio: 620 AM/103.3 FM WTMJ
Vegas Spread: Bucks -13.5 / Cavs +13.5
Vegas O/U: 219.5
Money Line: Bucks -1,600 / Warriors +900
TIGER ANALYSIS SUMMARY
I’m going to be frank and I ran out of time today and just trying to get this out right before the game so I’m going to be skimping on my pregame analysis here! Sorry! With that said, Here is what I think. It’s a back to back with having played the top two teams in both conferences so the Bucks might feel a little fatigued but I don’t really question the Bucks conditioning at this point and let’s face it…the Cavaliers are arguably the worst team in the least as the rank bottom 10 and bottom 5 in most stat categories. This is NOT a good basketball team and even on a back to back I have confidence the Bucks will blow them out. After facing two elite teams they’ll be ready for an easy matchup. Vegas has the Bucks by 13.5 which I think is a real good bet but I think it could be a lot more.
The Cavs starting lineup is mediocre at best featuring Kevin Love as their best player and now their depth looks terrible and Delly and Henson will probably non-factors and limited in their minutes if they play. Statistically this looks like a Junior varsity vs. varsity game and the Bucks should beat them pretty damn good. The only thing the Cavs do remotely well is rebound thanks to Thompson and Love but the Bucks are the #1 ranked rebounding team in the league. This should be at least a 10 point victory but I expect that it could be a lot more!
Matchup Comparison (Basic Stats)
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Matchup Comparison (Advanced Stats)
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Player Impact Estimate
*(PIE Is A Team & Player Metric)
TIGER PREGAME PREDICTION
Alight so I’m doubling down on my analysis here and I’m predicting the blowout! The Cavs are trash. They are basically tied with the league’s second worst record and they are ranked 27 in NET RATING. The Bucks are too good at this point not to blow this team out after having to face the top two records in the NBA.
Final Verdict = (W) Bucks 130 @ (L) Warriors 110
TIGER’S Calling It…
“BUCKS BY 20.”
TIGERS FINAL TAKE
Time is running out and I gotta get this posted! Sorry! Bucks got this one in the bank and you can expect the bench unit to get plenty of run tonight! GO BUCKS!