NBA Basketball Betting: Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers

Added December 02, 2014 by Levi Watkins

Eastern Conference NBA action on Tuesday night as the Milwaukee Bucks take to the road to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are 8-7 on the year but are finally starting to display some of the form that was expected of them after the signing of LeBron James. Cleveland has won three straight and six of 10 and will conclude a four game home stand tonight. They’ll then play five of their next six games on the road. Milwaukee has played fairly well so far this season–they’ve also won 6 of their last 10 but are coming off a home loss to Houston. They’ll head back home after this game for two games against Miami and Dallas.

It’s been hard to figure out the Cleveland Cavaliers thus far. The lineup has yet to gel and spends too much time standing around and waiting for LeBron to do something. They came into the season with a ridiculous amount of hype–you’d have thought that the NBA might as well have just called off the season and awarded them the NBA title. The reality, however, has been much different and they don’t look like anything more than a mid level playoff team at this point. They’ve also been overvalued by the betting public so far and that’s likely to continue for the foreseeable future regardless of their performance on the court.

Milwaukee is still a ‘work in progress’ but they’re definitely better than they were last year. They’re in the opposition situation from the Cavs–they’re *undervalued* by the betting public as no one expects anything out of them. That’s part of the reason why they’ve been such a good pointspread investment going 12-6 ATS to this point. They’ve also covered 4 of 5 against divisional rivals. The Cavs should have enough firepower to win this game but they’ve been maddeningly inconsistent. We’d rather take a ton of points with the hard trying visitors. Milwaukee is always going to be a ‘low profile’ team due to their location and lack of flashy superstars but they look to be heading in the right direction and will likely be a good betting proposition for the rest of the season.


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