Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday March 22nd, 2015. At 3:00 PM EST.
The (45-36) Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central Division make the trip from Northeast Ohio to the “BEER CAPITAL”. Cleveland will play the (34-35) Milwaukee Bucks also of the Eastern Conference Central in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This Sports Handicapper believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are the class of the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee will battle until the end for a 2015 playoff spot in the East. The opening betting line has Milwaukee as an eight and a half-point underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 200 for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Indiana at home on March 20th by three points. Cleveland is on top in the Central, two and a half games in front of Chicago. The Cavaliers seem to have taken control in the Division. Cleveland plays their next three on the road. Cleveland ranks second in the Eastern Conference scoring the basketball. The Cavaliers defense allows opponents 98.8 points per contest. Future Hall of Famer LeBron James is the team’s leader in scoring, assists, and steals. Kevin Love grabs 10.2 rebounds. The betting odds over the total are 5-2 the last seven between the teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-2 their last six NBA ATS Picks on the road, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total twice. The Cavaliers look more and more impressive as we approach the final month of the regular season. The front office deserves credit for making trades, but they have been this route before. It’s Championship or bust for the “CAVS”. Fans no longer want to be known as “THE MISTAKE ON THE LAKE”. Betting Experts in Las Vegas and offshore has Cleveland at +210 to win the 2015 NBA Championship.
The 2015 Milwaukee Bucks are on a five-game losing streak, their latest a 129-127 overtime defeat at Brooklyn on March 20th. Milwaukee is in third place, ten games behind Cleveland. Milwaukee averages 97.9 points per game. The defense ranks second in the Central, fourth in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the NBA. Head Coach Jason Kidd is doing a fine job with this young basketball team. Newly acquired Point Guard Michael Carter-Williams is the team leader in scoring and assists. “THE GREEK FREAK” Giannis Antetokounmp gets a team-high 6.8 rebounds. Guard O.J. Mayo is out with a hamstring injury. The betting odds over the total are 7-1 the last eight in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Bucks are 4-5-1 ATS their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. The key to a Milwaukee win is to get back to a defense-first mindset. Power Forward/Center Larry Sanders has to establish a presence in the post. Bovada has Milwaukee at +7500 to win the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.