Basketball betting favors the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday as they host the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
The Cavaliers have already beaten the Bucks once this NBA betting season, winning 101-86 in Milwaukee.
Basketball betting saw the Cavaliers win the first meeting as Delonte West scored 21 points while LeBron James added 14 points and 10 assists. The game featured an unbelievable run by the Cavaliers in the first half. They went on a 29-0 run to effectively end the game. The Bucks went 11 minutes and 22 second without scoring, the longest streak in NBA history. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 24 points as basketball betting stats showed. Cleveland has owned the Bucks at home lately, winning 11 of the last 12.
The Cavaliers have won 7 of the last 10 overall against the Bucks and they are 6-4 against the NBA betting odds. Even though the Cavaliers have done very well at home against the Bucks straight up they are just 1-4 against the NBA betting line in the last five home matchups against Milwaukee.
Three of the last four in this basketball betting series have gone under the total. At Cleveland though, four of the last five have gone over in basketball betting.
The Bucks are 5-5 on the road this season in basketball betting. Oftentimes they are getting enough points to cover the basketball betting pointspread and that could happen again in this matchup against Cleveland. Milwaukee has just enough scoring and plays good enough defense to stay in most NBA betting contests.
Cleveland used to be automatic in basketball betting at home but that has not been the case this year. They have been a little better of late but the Cavaliers still have a losing record versus the basketball betting odds at home. Cleveland’s defense is up to 4th best in the league but their offense is still mid-pack and that is not good enough considering the Cavaliers are laying points in nearly every basketball betting game. LeBron James is having another great season and Mo Williams has been producing on a nightly basis but the rest of the lineup has been up and down this basketball betting season.
This basketball betting contest does feature Brandon Jennings going up against LeBron James so it has the potential to be a popular one since it is on ESPN.