The Milwaukee Bucks (12-5) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-6) on November 25, 2022 at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are favored, by 4.5 points, in a contest featuring two of the league’s best defensive teams — the Bucks are fourth (107.5 points allowed per game), and the Cavaliers are fifth (107.6). The matchup’s point total is set at 215.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Cavaliers
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -178 odds to pick up the win, while the Cavaliers are listed at +151 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 215.5 points.
Bucks vs. Cavaliers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, November 25, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Bucks are 10-7-0 against the spread this season. Milwaukee has been the favorite in 15 games this season and has come away with the win 11 times (73.3%) in those contests. Bucks games this year have hit the over 38.9% of the time (seven out of 18 games with a set point total).
In the Cavaliers’ 18 games this season, they have 12 wins against the spread. Cleveland has gone 2-3 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 40% of those games). Cavaliers games this year have hit the over on nine of 18 set point totals (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks: Khris Middleton: Out (Wrist), Joe Ingles: Out (Acl)
Cavaliers: Kevin Love: Out (Thumb), Caris LeVert: Out (Ankle), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee is posting 111.5 points per game this year (16th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on defense, ceding only 107.5 points per contest (fourth-best). The Bucks are averaging 114.7 points per game this season in home games, which is nine more points than they’re averaging on the road (105.7). On the offensive side of the ball, the Bucks have had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 110.3 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 111.5 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.
So far this year, Milwaukee is making 12.8 threes per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34% (22nd-ranked) from three-point land. Of the shots attempted by the Bucks in 2022-23, 58.2% of them have been two-pointers (68.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 41.8% have been from beyond the arc (31.6%).
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
On offense, Cleveland is the eighth-ranked squad in the league (115.5 points per game). On defense, it is fifth-best (107.6 points allowed per game). The Cavaliers are putting up more points at home (116.9 per game) than away (114.1). While the Cavaliers are posting 115.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their previous 10 games, tallying 114.7 points per contest.
In 2022-23 Cleveland is ninth in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.5 per game) and second-best in 3-point percentage (39.8%). The Cavaliers attempt 36.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 30% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 63.3% of their shots, with 70% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this game is the Bucks, and we predict that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Bucks -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 215.5 points.
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