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Milwaukee favored by 5 against Cleveland on Saturday

Cleveland CavaliersMilwaukee Bucks
Nov 3, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds


The Bucks will be trying to slam the Cavaliers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Bradley Center in NBA betting action.

The Bucks currently sports a record of 1-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Cavaliers are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bucks post a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 1-1 against the number.

View Cleveland vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bucks are listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 189.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks - Cavaliers odds would favor the Bucks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-85 win for the Bucks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 99 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 99.5 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland was a 115-86 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 201 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Chicago and falling 115-86 at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Bucks were a 99-88 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brandon Jennings scored 21 points and added 13 assists for a double-double, leading Milwaukee over Boston, 99-88, on Friday at TD Garden.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at LA Clippers, Monday, November 5
Milwaukee home to Memphis, Wednesday, November 7