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Cleveland CavaliersMilwaukee Bucks
April 9, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

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The Bucks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Cavaliers pay a visit to Bradley Center in NBA betting action.

Milwaukee will face the 17-62 Cavaliers, who own a 33-43-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bucks are 29-50 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 42-37 favoring the OVER.

View Cleveland vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bucks are listed as 8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 188.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bucks at No. 15 and the Cavaliers at No. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-86 result in favor of the Bucks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense (91.4 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 104.6 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 42.9% from the field per game, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 107.7 points per game when on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 93-82 loser at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (175) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. J.J. Hickson scored 22 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 93-82 against Chicago in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.

Milwaukee was a 110-100 loser in its last match on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 210 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Bucks got a terrific 31-point performance from Brandon Jennings but Detroit handed them a 110-100 defeat on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games
Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Milwaukee
Cleveland is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Cleveland is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 15 games at home
Milwaukee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Milwaukee is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Monday, April 11
Milwaukee home to Toronto, Monday, April 11