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Cavaliers Continue to be an Awful Bet

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are on their first losing skid of the season but will be looking to get back to their winning ways at home Thursday when Greg Monroe and the Milwaukee Bucks come to town. The Cavs (8-3 SU) have lost consecutive games to the Bucks and Pistons but have been a nightmare of a spread bet lately. Cleveland has failed to cover the closing spread in each of their last eight contests heading into the matchup.

Shark Bites
  • The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings with the Cavs.
  • The underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
  • The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

If this game is anything like last Saturday, fans at Quicken Loans Arena should be prepared for some excitement. After two overtime frames, the Bucks held on to topple the Cavs 108-105 while covering as 5-point favorites. Sportsbooks opened Milwaukee at +9.5 for tonight’s clash.

Bettors backing the OVER have been loving the Cavaliers lately due to their penchant for participating in a lot of high-scoring affairs. Five out of Cleveland’s last six games have gone above the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Milwaukee Bucks betting line opened this morning as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 195 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cavaliers to win this game 102-93. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-3 so far on the NBA season, and 3-8 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Milwaukee Bucks, meanwhile, are 5-6 and 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 6-5 and the Bucks go 6-5 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 5 and the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 17 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 7-rated NBA squad against Milwaukee's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 5 in the league with 9.36 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 7.36 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee was run off the court by the Wizards on Tuesday as Washington blasted them 115-86 at Verizon Center.

LeBron James scored 30 points for Cleveland on Tuesday, but the Pistons managed a 104-99 victory over the Cavaliers at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Indiana, Saturday, November 21st
Cleveland home to Atlanta, Saturday, November 21st

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