Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers are looking to win their 5th game in a row as they host their division rivals Bucks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
After holding teams to just 99 points in consecutive games, the Cleveland Cavaliers are once again on a roll as they continue their quest of taking down the Bucks at the top of the Central Division. They are just 2 games behind before tonight’s game, a win tonight would be huge for them, but having already lost twice to Milwaukee this season, the game promises to be anything but easy.
The play of Donovan Mitchell could determine the outcome of this one, he’s averaging 31.4 points over his last 8 outings, just 3 games ago he scored 41 on the Pacers. Cleveland has been one of the better teams in the league in home games, with 11 wins in 12 games.
The loss at Memphis a couple of games ago was a wake-up call for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks who have responded in a big way winning their last 2 games by 26 and 9 points. Giannis had a big night at New Orleans with 42 points and 10 rebounds, he loves to get up for games like this. Against the Cavs he dropped 38 points in their last meeting, I’m interested to see if he can match that in tonight’s game. Milwaukee has 10 wins in 13 games against Cleveland, but covering the spread has been an issue in those games, they are just 2-4 ATS in the last 6 played. The only injury worry this team currently has is in regards to Khris Middleton, who is doubtful with a knee issue.
Cleveland has been so good at home that they enter tonight’s game as 2-point favorites. It’s not often you get Giannis as an underdog, in 4 games this season he’s 2-2 SU. I have to side with the Cavs here though, they are 15-2 SU in 17 played, and they’ve also covered the spread in 11 of those 17 games. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt here and back them to cover.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
This game will come down to defensive execution, just like the first two meetings of the season- The Cavaliers were held to just 102 and 98 points in those two games, highlighting the Bucks’ quality on that end of the floor. I expect a similar approach for tonight’s game, it’s no surprise that the projected total has been set at a relatively low 217 points.
The two teams are averaging 219.1 points per game in the last 10 meetings, with the under cashing 6 times during that stretch. Milwaukee has been trending towards the under quite a lot lately, especially on the road where they are 3-10 on the O/U this season and 4-15 in their last 19 games. With the Cavs ranking dead last in the NBA in pace with an average of just 97.8 possessions per game, I think backing the under is the best bet here.