The Cavs have won 7 of the last 10 against Milwaukee but they are just 4-6 against the NBA betting odds in those games. This should be an exciting contest with LeBron James and the Cavaliers against Brandon Jennings and the Bucks.
Basketball betting has this as the first meeting between the teams this season. Cleveland won all four games between the two teams last year and they went 3-1 against the NBA betting lines. They covered the basketball betting spread in both games at Milwaukee, winning 111-103 and 97-85. LeBron James had a season high 55 points in the 111-103 basketball betting win. He scored 24 points in the third quarter of that game which tied his own franchise record for points in a quarter. LeBron had 32 points in the other basketball betting win at Milwaukee.
Two of the last three games between these two teams have gone under the basketball betting total but that has not always been the case. Before last season when the teams went 2-2 in terms of over/unders in the series, the previous six games all went over the basketball betting total. The Bucks have been a team that has been going over the NBA betting total this season so this could be a high scoring game. The key will be how well the Bucks handle Cleveland’s defense which is one of the best in the league.
Cleveland has been a better team against the basketball betting odds on the road than at home. That is a switch from last year when the Cavs were simply dominant at home in NBA betting. The Cavs have the 5th ranked defense in the NBA as basketball betting stats show, but they have still struggled somewhat on offense as they are 16th in the league.
Milwaukee is in second place in the Central division but they are not a real threat to Cleveland. The Bucks are more exciting in basketball betting this season though with rookie Brandon Jennings. He leads the team in scoring and assists this basketball betting season. The Bucks have been a solid team versus the basketball betting odds at home this season so they could provide a good test for the Cavaliers.