Cavaliers vs. Bucks Odds, Analysis, Pick ATS

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Date: 
November 25, 8:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Cle -3.5/Mil
Total: 
216.5

The Cavs travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks in Friday NBA action. The oddsboard has the host Bucks as a small -3 home favorite with a the total offered up on most boards at 216.5.

Notable Injuries

Cavaliers

  • Kevin Love (Out) Thumb
  • Ricky Rubio (Out) Knee
  • Caris LeVert (Out) Ankle
  • Dylan Windler (Out) Ankle

Bucks

  • Jrue Holiday (Probable) Illness
  • Khris Middleton (Out) Wrist
  • Joe Ingles (Out) ACL

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Cleveland is 12-6 overall. When taking to the road, Cleveland has a mark of 4-5 and a win percentage of 44.0%. Currently, the team is 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 11-6-1 vs. the spread. In their matchup against Milwaukee, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won 4 straight games and will look to push that mark to 5 in a row.

In their last game, Cleveland defeated Trail Blazers (114-96) as 7 point favorites. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 34 points on 61.1% shooting. The Cavaliers also covered the spread with the victory.

On the season, Milwaukee is 12-6 overall. At home, Milwaukee has a mark of 9-2 and a win percentage of 82.0%. Currently, the team is 2nd in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 10-7-0 vs. the spread. In Milwaukee's last five games, the Bucks have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 ATS in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 5-5 and 4-6 ATS.

The Historicals

This season, the Bucks and Cavaliers have met up for one game, with the Bucks coming away with the 113-98 win. Going into the game, Milwaukee was favored to win by 2 points, giving them an ATS win. The over-under line was at 218 points, resulting in the Under hitting.

Analysis

Heading into the game, the Cavaliers are the 8th-ranked scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 115 points per game. So far, they have the number 1 scoring margin in the NBA at +7.9 points per contest. The key to their offensive game plan is outside shooting. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in 3-point shooting percentage at 39.8%. Donovan Mitchell has been excellent for the Cavaliers, averaging 30.06 points per game. So far, he has a field goal percentage of 50%. Darius Garland is 2nd on the team in scoring, at 23.9 points per game.

The Milwaukee Bucks are currently 16th in scoring at 111.5 points per game. However, shooting has been a struggle for the team, as they are just 22nd in effective field goal percentage (52%). So far, they have been willing to get up shots from deep, ranking 7th in 3-point attempts, but are just 22nd in 3-point shooting percentage. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the team leader in scoring at 30.5 points per game, which is the 6th most in the NBA. Behind him, Brook Lopez is 2nd in scoring while also averaging six rebounds for the team.

Betting Trends

  • Cavaliers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall.
  • Cavaliers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Bucks are 7-3 ATS in their last ten home games.

Clevleand Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Cavs have turned the corner and are starting to gel. The Bucks aren't playing very good basketball right now. We have the Cavs winning by 3+ tonight in Milwaukee!

Free Pick: 
Take Clevleand + 3.5