With Milwaukee listed as a 5.5-point home favorite and a combined score of 238.5, what's a smart bet on Friday night's Cavs vs. Bucks matchup at 8:00 ET?
Chances of playing and betting
569 Cleveland Cavaliers (+5.5) at 570 Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5); o/u 238.5
8:00 PM ET, Friday, January 26, 2023
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Cavs vs. Bucks: Public bettors favor Milwaukee
Our NBA Public Betting Information page shows that 63% of public bettors are currently backing the Bucks. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Mitchell leads the Cavs with 23 points
Donovan Mitchell Led Cleveland with 23 points (10-of-24 FG), seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal, two triples and six turnovers against Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Despite a poor shooting night, Mitchell still managed to score at least 20 points and lead the team in scoring. He has only failed to score 20 points in 3 of his 42 games, and despite his poor shooting performance, the team still managed to win all of those games. There's no reason, so managers shouldn't worry about him intentionally scoring less than 20 points to help the team win. Mitchell has been one of the best players in fantasy basketball this season and they will have a chance to get revenge with another game on Friday in Milwaukee.
Giannis is the All-Star Game starter
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, Tyrese Halliburton and Damian Lillard are the Eastern Conference starters for next month's All-Star Game in Indianapolis. Antetokounmpo leads the Eastern Conference voting again, but this time there will be no draft. The NBA has returned to a traditional setup for this year's game. Halliburton, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, will play in front of the home crowd. Voting is weighted for starters: 50% fan vote, 25% player vote, and 25% media.
Cavs vs. Betting Trends Bucks NBA
The over is 40-19 in the Bucks' previous 59 home games
Under is 8-3 in Bucks last 11 games as underdog
Under is 5-2-1 in Cavaliers last 8 games overall
Cavs vs Bucks NBA Prediction:
Take Cleveland. The Bucks are just 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 home games, 3-7 against the number in their last 10 games as the underdog and 16-37 in the betting window in their last 53 games as the underdog. . The Cavs, on the other hand, are 13-3 in their last 16 games against the spread as the favorite, 5-1 against the number in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 in the betting window over their last four games. After scoring 100 points or more in your previous game.
Cavs vs Bucks betting prediction: CLEVELAND CAVS +5.5