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King James and Cavs Aim to Feast on Road-Weary Bucks

After playing last night in Milwaukee, the Cavaliers and Bucks will hook up again for the second half of a home-and-home series tonight in Cleveland. The Bucks will be out for revenge after last night’s 114-108 loss, but bettors should be aware that they haven’t won a game outright in Cleveland as an underdog since 2007.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Bucks' last six games with no days off between games.
  • The Bucks are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against their division.
  • When playing with no days off between games this season, LeBron James is averaging 31.3 points and 10.7 assists.

Going back to last season, the Bucks are on an ugly 4-10 ATS slide on the road. Their offense has been taking their foot off the gas outside of Milwaukee this season as they’re averaging 12.5 fewer points per game on the road.

Cavs backers have been cashing in when Cleveland is on its home court as the Cavs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games at Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron and company are averaging 114.7 points per game on their home court this season, good enough for second-best in the association.

Head-to-head matchups between the teams have favored the Cavs, who’ve won seven of the last 10, but the Bucks were able to cover the number in six of those games. This matchup has been trending OVER for a few seasons now, as it’s hit in 14 of the last 19 games between the teams, including in their two previous matchups this season.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 109-96 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday. 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

Cleveland battles the Milwaukee Bucks, currently with a 13-13 mark (12-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 12-9-1 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and 15-8 for the Milwaukee Bucks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Milwaukee injuries news.

This game pits the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Milwaukee Bucks, who rate No. 12 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Cleveland's No. 4-ranked offense (110.5 PPG) against a Milwaukee Bucks defense that ranks No. 9 at 102.38 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers have averaged 46.16% from the field per game, less than the Milwaukee Bucks have managed so far this NBA season (46.2% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bucks were blown out by Toronto on Monday, losing by a 122-100 final at Air Canada Centre in basketball betting action.

The Hornets were burned for 44 points by LeBron James on Saturday as the Cavaliers picked up a 116-105 win at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 14 games
  • Cleveland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee home to Washington, Friday, December 23rd
Cleveland home to Brooklyn, Friday, December 23rd