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Milwaukee favored by 5.5 against Cleveland on Wednesday

Cleveland CavaliersMilwaukee Bucks
March 14, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

16-24TEAM RECORD18-24

The Bucks will try to cover the spread at Bradley Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Cavaliers in basketball action.

The Bucks sit at 18-24 (19-23 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 16-24 (21-19 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Milwaukee is 27-14-1 OU, and Cleveland is 18-22 OU.

View Cleveland vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Bucks as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 204, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 23 (Bucks) and the No. 26 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 95-93 result in favor of the Bucks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 96.6 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 23 at 98.4 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 98.7 points per game when on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

Cleveland was a 96-88 loser in its last match at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Antawn Jamison scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 96-88 to Toronto at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday).

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 105-99 winner as they battled the Nets on the road. The Bucks covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Jersey was victimized by Brandon Jennings for 34 points as the Bucks defeated the Nets 105-99 in NBA action on Monday.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Cleveland's last 19 games
Cleveland is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 17 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Atlanta, Sunday, March 18
Milwaukee at Golden State, Friday, March 16