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Bucks vs. Cavaliers NBA Odds and Preview – January 26th, 2022

By Carlos Chacon

Two Central Division teams lock horns at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The defending champions try to extend their winning streak to four games. This is their first road game after three consecutive contests in front of their home crowd. Meanwhile, the hosts try to complete their sixth three-game winning streak of the season.

Check out NitroBetting’s preview of the upcoming Bucks vs. Cavaliers game. Find essential information, statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds down below. More than that, we share timely betting trends and predictions geared to make your betting experience worthwhile.

Bucks vs. Cavaliers Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks) / WMMS 100.7 FM (Cavs)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Bucks (+4.5) / Cavs (-4.5)
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Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?

The Bucks have plenty to give on both ends of the court. They enter the game with a 112.0 points per game average (fifth). The squad might fall behind in shooting percentage at 45.4% (17th). However, they are the better three-point shooting team of the two. The Bucks hit 36.2% of their shots from range and is the seventh-best record this season.

Defensively, the Bucks limit their opponents to 108.2 points (14th) per game. The team showcases solid perimeter defense that restricts teams to 33.5% three-point shooting (fifth). As a team, they average 43.8% opponents shooting (third). This should be enough to challenge the Cavs at home. Additionally, the Bucks are competitive rebounders. They average 55.1 total rebounds (second) in 49 contests. The team also holds the best defensive rebounding record at 36.8 boards per game.

Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are two key players we expect to deliver in this matchup. Giannis Antetokounmpo is under observation after sustaining a knee injury.

Why Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cavs’ offense will try to pierce through a robust Bucks defense. The hosts average 106.0 points (22nd) per game on 46.7% shooting (sixth). They are particularly deadly from the shorter range and hit 54.5% of their two-point attempts. Overall, Cleveland boasts a 53.6% effective field goal percentage (ninth).

Previewing the defense, the Cavs have what it takes to keep the Bucks grounded. The hosts have the second-best opponent points records at only 102.3 per game. Additionally, the youthful team keeps things tight. They limit opponents to 44.1% shooting (seventh). This highlights a 50.5% opponent two-point percentage (third) and a 34.0% opponent three-point percentage (eighth).

Lauri Markkanen is still out of the starting lineup with an ankle injury. Dean Wade fills the position while Markkanenn recovers. Furthermore, Jarrett Allen is under observation after picking up an illness. We expect Kevin Love to start the game on Wednesday night.

Bucks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • The Bucks are 5-5 in the last ten regular-season road games (5-5 ATS).
  • The Bucks are 4-1 in the last five regular-season road games against the Cavs (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in five of the Bucks’ last five regular-season road games against the Cavs.
  • The Cavs are 8-2 in the last ten regular-season games at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (5-5 ATS).
  • The Cavs are 6-4 in the last ten regular-season home games against the Bucks (4-6 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Cavs’ last ten regular-season games against the Bucks.

Bucks vs. Cavaliers Expert Betting Prediction

The Milwaukee Bucks enter the contest as favorites despite playing away from their home crowd. They have a solid track record and are defending champions for a reason. Although they were inconsistent in the last few weeks, they still have the better squad on paper. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers surprised many bettors and basketball fans with their recent performances. Covering the spread should be doable for the side while maintaining decent winning chances along the way. Ultimately, this is a must-watch game for all.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.