Free NBA Pick: Cavaliers vs. Bucks NBA Odds
Looking for Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks free NBA picks & NBA Odds? NBA betting sees the Cavaliers taking on the Bucks on Saturday, December 18th, at Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Cavaliers Bucks matchup.
2021 NBA Handicapping
(18-12) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks (19-12)
Date: Saturday, December 18th
Time: 9:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -105 | Bucks -116 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 214
Saturday, December 18th finds the Cleveland Cavaliers facing the Milwaukee Bucks for the second time this season. Milwaukee won the initial match on December 6th (112-104). The clubs will play the next two games of the season series in Cleveland on January 26th and April 10th.
Milwaukee last played Friday losing an overtime match 112-116 to the Pelicans while the Cavs have been off since Wednesday when they defeated the Rockets 124-89.
Last season the clubs played three times with the Bucks taking all three contests and holding an eight-game winning streak against the Cavaliers dating back to March 24, 2019. The Bucks hold the all-time record with 128 wins in 222 matches versus Cleveland.
Other than the loss of Collin Sexton this season it’s been a magical year for the Cavaliers. In truth, Sexton wasn’t a player the Cavs were all that keen to bring back and had been shopping so his injury likely only delayed that occurring.
In the interim, Darius Garland is showcasing why Cleveland was ready to invest in him as the main point guard. Unlike Sexton who tends to want to be “the guy” Garland is adept at getting everyone touches and knowing when to take over himself.
This match offers an opportunity to pull ahead of the Bucks and they’ll get the shot facing an undermanned Bucks club.
In the rout of the Rockets, Garland led the scoring with 21 points while Dean Wade registered a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Okoro (20), Kevin Love (15), and Lauri Markkanen (12) were the other double-figure scorers.
While many teams in the association are dealing with players out in quarantine (60 across the league) the Cavaliers only have one with Isaac Okoro out. Fantastic rookie Evan Mobley may also be out with a sore hip and is listed as questionable.
Collin Sexton (knee) is out for the season.
With the Bucks so shorthanded, Jrue Holiday did his best to carry the Bucks offering a career-best 40 points to accompany five rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
Jordan Nwora posted a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds plus two steals, and a block while Grayson Allen scored 25 hitting seven 3-pointers. Although they lost the game it was a competitive effort that required overtime to resolve.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bobby Portis, and Wesley Matthews are all in quarantine and although listed as questionable likely be out again Saturday. Khris Middleton hyperextended his knee versus Boston and missed the last two matches.
In addition, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (leg) and Semi Ojeleye (calf) are questionable while Brook Lopez (back) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) are out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Bucks are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- The Bucks are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Cavaliers are 10-0 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction
The Cavaliers are the far healthier team and have been off since Wednesday giving them a huge rest advantage.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers +1.5
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks matchup, we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2021 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA picks!
Register here for a FREE NBABetting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!