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Cleveland CavaliersMilwaukee Bucks
March 9, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

12-51TEAM RECORD24-38

The Milwaukee Bucks host Cleveland on Wednesday, looking to build on their 24-38 mark against the 12-51 Cavaliers in NBA action at Bradley Center.

The Bucks bring a 24-38 record (29-32-1 ATS) to the battle against the 12-51 Cavaliers, who are 25-35-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 22-40 so far and the Cavaliers go 37-26.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks - Cavaliers odds would favor the Bucks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-86 win for the Bucks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense (91.3 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 28 at 105.8 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 42.3% from the field per game, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 108.2 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 95-85 loser as they battled the Warriors at home. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers endured a 95-85 loss at the hands of the Warriors on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Baron Davis at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Bucks were a 95-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (171) made winners of UNDER bettors. Milwaukee earned a 95-76 victory over Washington on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Brandon Jennings at Verizon Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 9-1
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Cavaliers at Bucks trends to consider:
Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Milwaukee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 13
Milwaukee home to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 12