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Cavaliers battle vs Bucks highlights NBA odds

Milwaukee BucksCleveland Cavaliers
Dec 14, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

11-9TEAM RECORD5-18

The Cleveland Cavaliers host Milwaukee on Friday, looking to build on their 5-18 mark against the 11-9 Bucks in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers bring a 5-18 record (10-13 ATS) to the battle against the 11-9 Bucks, who are 9-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 11-12 so far and the Bucks go 8-12. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Milwaukee vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cavaliers were listed as 2-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 197.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Cavaliers and the No. 17-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-91 win for the Bucks on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 13-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 7 in the league with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 5.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 97.7 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 98-85 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (183) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bucks got 19 points from Brandon Jennings as Milwaukee ran past Sacramento 98-85 on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 96-81 loser on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland got 28 points from C.J. Miles en route to a 96-81 loss against Indiana on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 2-8
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bucks at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to LA Clippers, Saturday, December 15
Cleveland at New York, Saturday, December 15