Seems like few NBA betting online commodities have been as surprising as the Milwaukee Bucks. Playoff bound and with one of the top young stars in the game Milwaukee has mysteriously failed to profit. As bad as they have been against the line Cleveland has been even worse. Due to their popularity as a two-time finalist with LeBron James the Cavaliers are a consistent overlay. Also hurting the board value of the Cavs is a defense that takes too many possessions off. Cleveland will host Milwaukee on Monday in a Central Division showdown.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Date and Time: Monday, March 19, 2018, 7 p.m. Eastern
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Bucks||+2½ (-110)||224 (-110)|
|Cavaliers||-2½ (-110)||224 (-110)|
Bucks vs. Cavaliers TV Coverage: ESPN
Entering Monday’s game Cleveland has an NBA betting online record of just 22 covers in 69 games. Straight up the Cavs are 40-29 and trying to fight off Indiana for the Central Division lead. With just three payouts in their last ten games they remain one of the worst bets on the board. Offensively the Cavaliers rank fifth in the NBA. Offsetting that is an embarrassing defense that ranks 27th in the Association. Quicken Loans Arena has flooded gamblers with red ink all season. Cleveland has paid out in only seven of 33 home games.
Milwaukee has also been in the red with a sportsbook mark of 27 covers in 69 games. In their last ten games the Bucks got the money just twice. Over the total has paid in five of their last seven games. Milwaukee’s best role has been on the road with just 15-line losses in 33 outings. Ranking a modest 17th in the NBA for offense the Bucks rank 13th for defense. Interim head coach Joe Prunty has stabilized team morale. Jason Kidd was tuned out and thus fired. Prunty was the fresh voice Milwaukee needed.
Big names on Court
Two of the biggest stars in pro basketball meet in this one. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off his second All Star appearance. He leads the Bucks with a dominant 27 points, five assists, and ten rebounds per game. Of course, for the Cavaliers Lebron James headlines the marquee. James tops the Cavs with 27 points, nine assists, and nine rebounds per game. Cleveland’s Kevin Love remains out with a hand injury. Probably no factor has been as significant as far as the Cavs inability to get the cash.
Team vs. Team
Head to head the Cavaliers have paid out in just one of their last four vs. Milwaukee. 11 of the last 13 in this series have soared over the total. Cleveland has covered just two of their last seven home games with the Bucks. Over the number has cleared in four of the last five at Quicken Loans Arena in this series.
Matchup to Watch
Few teams bring less NBA betting online value than the Cavs. Especially relevant is that too much casual public money comes in on them. Comparatively, Milwaukee is on a milk carton. In a road game at Cleveland the casual gambler will consistently avoid the Bucks.
Bucks vs. Cavaliers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In conclusion Milwaukee is proven as a value both on the road and at Cleveland.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Bucks 106, Cavaliers 107
Check out Giannis Antetokounmpo’s All Star profile.