Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Online NBA Betting Lines
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2017 online NBA betting season continues this evening with three matchups for bettors to wage on. With so few matchups to choose from, players will unquestionably turn to the most intriguing matchups of the night; Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks. Let’s take a gander at what the sportsbook odds have to say about the Cavs current win streak against the struggling Bucks.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks – Tuesday, December 19th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Lines:
Cleveland Cavaliers -2 ½ (-110) 217 (-110) -135
Milwaukee Bucks +2 ½ (-110) 217 (-110) +115
The Cavaliers come into this Tuesday night matchup sporting a 23-8 record that ranks Cleveland 1st in the Central Division. Additionally, the Cavs find themselves in the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference behind the Boston Celtics. Last season, basketball betting sites witnessed Cleveland fall to the No. 2 spot in the conference at the last minute as Boston finished the regular season with the top-spot in the East. Clearly 2017 will be a very similar story as both the Cavs and the Celtics are struggling to keep their win streak alive as long as possible. They’ll need to in order to keep the other at bay. The Cavs have won the last 5 in a row and are favored in this Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks matchup.
As is often the case in Cleveland, the Cavs success can be largely attributed to LeBron James. In his 15th season in the league, King James is somehow delivering some of his best numbers of his career. James is currently averaging 27.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 9.3 assists. Kevin Love has played a dominant role in the offense as well. At the present time, Love is contributing 19.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.
The Bucks charge into this evening’s matchup flashing a 15-13 record that ranks Milwaukee 4th in the Central Division. Furthermore, Milwaukee is currently ranked 6th overall in the Eastern Conference. Coming off a playoff season, the Bucks are doing all they can to make it two in a row. However, the 3-game losing streak Milwaukee is currently isn’t helping them out at all. Facing a red hot LeBron this evening, the Bucks know they need nothing short of an online NBA betting miracle to pull off this upset.
There’s not much use taking the Bucks straight up. The home team is currently on a losing streak and it’s hard to imagine Milwaukee rebounding against a team as dominant and consistent as the Cavaliers. However, if you do want to take the Bucks this evening, you can try your luck on the spread. Milwaukee is 12-14-2 against the spread which is slightly better than Cleveland’s 11-19-1 ATS record. The over/under line is also worth considering since the Bucks have an 18-1 record against the totals line.