NBA FREE PICK: Milwaukee Bucks -1
Milwaukee vs. Cleveland,
02/10/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 113 - 112
Point Spread: -1/-105 Milwaukee
Milwaukee comes into this game off a 105-99 road win against the Raptors on Wednesday. That win improved Milwaukee's road record to just 4-10 on the season, so I could see where it would be hard for people to back the Bucks to win back-to-back away from home. Considering how bad the Bucks have been on the road, the fact that they are favored in this game should tell you something.
This is definitely a prime spot for Milwaukee to capture another rare road win, as the Cavaliers are expected to be without sensational rookie point guard Kyrie Irving. If you don't think the loss of Irving will have an impact on this game, you must have a pretty short memory. Cleveland was arguably the worst team in the NBA last year, and it wasn't until they drafted Irving did they start to become competitive. Not only are the Cavs expected to be without Irving, but starting shooting guard, Anthony Parker, is also expected to miss tonight's game.
It would be one things if the Cavaliers were a dominant home team, but they are just 5-5 on their home floor this season. Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, and I fully expect them to win this game tonight! BET THE BUCKS!