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Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview – Jan 26, 2024

A pair of Central Division teams will meet up on Friday in the National Basketball Association. The Cleveland Cavaliers are at the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavaliers 26-16 on the season, which is tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is 8-2 in their last 10 games, but coming off a loss on Wednesday to the Bucks.

Milwaukee, with the win on Wednesday moved to 31-13 on the season. The Bucks have won three straight games. Milwaukee is second in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Celtics by three games, but leading Philadelphia by just a single game.

The Milwaukee Bucks are -6 over Cleveland. The total is 238.5.

Changes in Milwaukee

Adrian Griffin was fired mid season, despite leading the Bucks to the second best record in the Eastern Conference. Now, Doc Rivers is in as the head coach. The Bucks are scoring 124.6 points per game, which is one of the best in all of the league. Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to be a contender for Most Valuable Player, with his 31.3 points per game.

The big help this season has been the addition of Damian Lillard. The point guard is scoring just shy of 26 points per game, and dishing out 6.8 assists per game. This is the third meeting this month between these two teams. The Bucks lost in Cleveland on January 17th by 40, but backed it up with the 10 point win Wednesday.

Milwaukee will remain at home on Saturday to take on the Pelicans. Following that, the Cavaliers are on the road at the Nuggets, Trail Blazers, Mavericks, Jazz and Suns. The next time they are back home is February 8th against Minnesota.

Cavaliers Looking to Contend

In the East, many are talking about Boston, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. The Cavaliers would like their name discussed for teams that can win the conference title. Games like this will go a long way for them. Cleveland is 19th in the league in scoring, as they are getting 114 points per game. The Cavaliers are near the middle of the pack in most offensive categories. Defensively, they have been solid. Before the loss on Wednesday, the Cavaliers allowed 100 points or less in four straight games.

Donovan Mitchell leads the attack for Cleveland. Mitchell is scoring 27.6 points per game, and also dishing out 6.2 assists per game. Jarrett Allen has been solid in the paint for Cleveland, scoring 14.9 points per game, and making more than 66% of his shots.

Cleveland will head home for a pair of games to end the month following this game. The first is on Monday against the Clippers, and then the Pistons roll into town on Wednesday. The Cavaliers will open February with a pair of road games at the Grizzlies and Spurs.

Bucks Top Cavaliers

The Milwaukee Bucks are playing pretty solid basketball. The Bucks are one of the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, and this is a great opportunity to continue to show that. They have a new coach now, and they are welcoming a team that they may see in the postseason.

We like Milwaukee to play well in this game and take down the Cavaliers. When we make our final bet for this game, we are betting on the Milwaukee Bucks -6 over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your betting!

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