When it comes to NBA games betting odds, the Cleveland Cavaliers are like a rock band that’s been touring nonstop, playing gigs every night, and developed a tight sound that renders rehearsals moot. The Cavs have practiced three times in 19-game span, of which they have won 18. The last practice consisted of an extended film session and walkthrough. “We didn’t do much,” head coach Tyronn Lue said. Added shooting guard and LeBron James’s BFF: “I’ve never seen anything like this, but I could get used to It.” practice may get you to Carnegie Hall, but not necessarily to the NBA Finals.
The Wine and Gold versus the Deer Hunted
- Date: Tuesday, 19th December
- Time: 8:10 PM
- Venue: Bradley Center
Sportsbook online wagering odds:
Cavaliers -2 (-110) 217 (-110) -130
Bucks +2 (-110) 217 (-110) +110
The Cavs win but not necessarily cover
King James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week running from December 11th through Sunday, December 17th. He averaged 24.8 points on .522 field goal shooting, 10.5 rebounds, a league-best 13.5 assists, and 1.3 steals in 38.0 minutes per game n four games. The Cavs went 4-0 in that stretch. James also had three straight triple-doubles in the last three games, including 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds in Sunday’s 106-99 win over the Wizards. “I actually played pretty bad tonight,” James said. “I wasn’t as strong with the ball: I had six turnovers. Kind of lazy with the ball, at times. And my teammates did a great job bailing me out.” Kevin Love added 25 points and nine rebounds. Lue rested Wade but the guard is expected to return against Milwaukee.
The Cavs have won the last five games straight, but have covered in just two of those. Conversely, the Cavaliers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games playing a team with a winning record, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 on the road and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. The road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings in this matchup. The Cavaliers are 3-1-1 against the NBA games betting odds spread in the last five encounters with the Bucks.
Bucks covered against Rockets; can they do it again against another powerhouse?
Mirza Teletovic and Matthew Dellavedova have each been out for more than a month, while Tony ‘My Name is Not Susan’ Snell has missed the last five games. Milwaukee has suffered as a result, especially the Bucks’ three-point production. Teletovic, Dellavedova and Snell combined to make 71 of 156 three-pointers (45.5%) in the first 23 games. The Bucks have attempted more three-pointers per game in the last five without Snell but have converted fewer of their attempts.
The Bucks managed to cover as 10.5-point road dogs in Saturday’s 111-115 loss to the Rockets. Milwaukee is 1-4-2 ATS in their last seven home games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games playing a team with a winning record and 0-6-2 against the NBA games betting odds spread in their last eight against Eastern Conference teams.