Second in the Eastern Conference, Milwaukee is the top threat to the Boston Celtics. So far, the Bucks are responding to the leadership of new coach Adrian Griffin. Equally important is offseason betting on NBA acquisition of Damian Lillard. On Wednesday, the Bucks have a tough road game at Cleveland. Head coach JB Bickerstaff has proven to be the perfect fit as head coach. Additionally, Donovan Mitchell is the marque man that Cleveland has long sought. Mitchell made his fame with the Utah Jazz. But he may end up with much more as the spark of the Cavaliers.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Information
|Date and Time:
|Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 7:30 p.m. ET.
|Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH.
Bucks at Cavaliers SBG Odds Overview
Sharps and squares will split their online wagering tickets for this matchup. Squares like Milwaukee for the quality road team value and price break. Squares like the Bucks as a perennial championship contender with superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. On the other hand, the Cavaliers will draw Wise Guy support as a contending home team that will get a discount against an NBA marquee brand. Causals will like Cleveland as a winning home team.
Milwaukee Bucks Team Overview
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-12 straight up, 16-22-1 against the spread, and 24-15 over/under the total. Late on, Milwaukee has covered one out of their last six games. At the same time, the Bucks have gone over the total in three of its previous eight matchups. Concurrently, Milwaukee is 2nd in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Milwaukee is three games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Milwaukee has NBA metrics of 2nd for scoring offense, 3rd for field goal percentage, 6th for 3-point field goal percentage, 18th for free throw percentage, and 9th for offensive rebounding. In comparison on defense, the Bucks have NBA metrics of 24th for scoring defense, 15th for field goal percentage permitted, 2nd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 17th for defensive rebounding. First among Milwaukee scorers is Giannis Antetokounmpo, with 31.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Team Overview
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-15 straight up, 18-19-1 against the spread, and 18-18 over/under the NBA betting total. Late on, Cleveland has covered five out of their last eight games. In comparison, the Cavaliers have gone over the total in two of its previous eight matchups. Concurrently, Cleveland is 5th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Cleveland is seven games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Cleveland has NBA metrics of 21st for scoring offense, 14th for field goal percentage, 25th for 3-point field goal percentage, 23rd for free throw percentage, and 7th for offensive rebounding. In comparison on defense, the Cavaliers have NBA metrics of 3rd for scoring defense, 5th for field goal percentage permitted, 10th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 8th for defensive rebounding. First among Cleveland scorers is Donovan Mitchell with 27.9 points per game.
Bucks at Cavaliers SBG Free NBA Picks
In this situation, we have outstanding Betting on NBA matchup of top contending teams. As was previously noted, Cleveland is in good recent form. By contrast, the Bucks have been in the red recently. Cleveland will get a rare home team discount.
Bucks at Cavaliers SBG Best Bet: Cleveland Cavaliers.