Cavs Open as Heavy Basketball Betting Online Favorites
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t having the start to the 2017 NBA betting season that they were hoping for, considering that they’re coming off an NBA championship series appearance. Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind is the departure of Kyrie Irving, the player the Cavs could turn to once LeBron James needed a break. Those who followed Cleveland last year saw that, throughout the season, the Cavaliers displayed some serious kinks. In fact, LeBron didn’t hold back in January when he pointed out that Cleveland is extremely top-heavy. Now, with Irving out of the picture, the Cavaliers are having an even harder time closing out games. It’s still too early to close on door on the Caves, King James in particular, but if the Cavs don’t turn things around by the end of the year, they might not be the team we’ve come to expect the last 3 years.
This evening, the Cavaliers will have an opportunity to prove to the basketball betting online community that they are still title contenders, or at the very least postseason contenders. Cleveland will be hosting the Milwaukee Bucks, another struggling team flashing a losing record. This could be a double-edged sword for the stumbling Cavs. If they manage to get the win, it won’t do much to raise the team’s prowess. But if they lose, Cleveland will continue to fall in the NBA power rankings. Let’s take a gander at what sports betting sites are predicting for this evening.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Tuesday, November 7th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass
Basketball Betting Online Odds:
Milwaukee Bucks +5 (-110) 219 ½ (-110) +175
Cleveland Cavaliers -5 (-110) 219 ½ (-110) -210
The Bucks stampede into this Tuesday night matchup sporting a 4-5 record that ranks them 3rd in the Central Division, behind the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons. Furthermore, Milwaukee’s less than stellar record ranks them 10th in the Eastern Conference, so if the season ended today Milwaukee would not make the playoff cut. Coming off a playoff season, Milwaukee’s fans are hoping the team can deliver a turnaround and make it two straight playoff-bound seasons.
The Cavs slide into this evening’s pairing with a disappointing 4-6 record that ranks them 4th in the Central Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is no stranger to regular season problems, and the franchise hasn’t had much issue overcoming those problems on their way to the playoffs. However, we’ve barely even scratched the surface of this year’s season and it’s pretty clear that Cleveland is digging themselves a pretty big hole. A win this evening could help spark Cleveland’s turnaround.
As most basketball betting online fans expect, LeBron currently leads the team with his stats of 28.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game. Kevin Love is No. 2 in points and No. 1 in rebounds with 10.3 rebounds per game and 16.2 points per game.