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Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers prediction 1-26-24 Picks

Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (31-13)
January 26, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5; Over/Under: +239.5
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The Cleveland Cavaliers pay a visit to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum on Friday night. Here’s a Cavs vs Bucks Prediction.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been playing some great basketball as they were riding an eight-game win streak before they got stopped in their tracks by the red-hot Bucks in a 126-116 road loss on Wednesday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 23 points and eight assists, Jarrett Allen scored 21 points with 12 rebounds and five assists while Max Strus chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 50 percent from the field and 13 of 38 from the 3-point line which are numbers that win most games, but they just had no answer for the Bucks’ duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard who combined for 52 points. The Cavaliers will play against the Clippers after this one.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the Cavaliers’ last 11 games.
  • The favorites have covered the spread in each of the Cavaliers’ last six games.
  • Six of the Cavaliers’ last seven games against Central Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Milwaukee Bucks

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have been on a nice run as they’ve won six of their past seven games and they will be aiming for a fourth straight win after outlasting the streaking Cavaliers in a 126-116 win on Wednesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated from the start with a monster triple-double of 35 points with 18 rebounds and 10 assists, Damian Lillard added 28 points while Khris Middleton chipped in with 24 points and five assists but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Bucks shot 50 percent from the field and 11 of 29 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Cavaliers from the start and led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, before a late flurry from the Cavaliers kept the final scores respectable. The Bucks will meet the Pelicans after this one.

Milwaukee Bucks Team Facts

  • The Bucks have won each of their last nine games at Fiserv Forum following a home win.
  • The favorites have covered the spread in each of the last eight games between the Cavaliers and Bucks.
  • Ten of the Bucks’ last 11 home games on the first leg of a back-to-back have gone OVER the total points line.

Cavs vs Bucks Prediction

The Cavaliers never gave themselves a chance in Wednesday’s loss as they allowed the Bucks to get off to a flyer which had them trailing for the entire game, so they’ll be hoping for a better start here, particularly on the defensive end. It’s always tough to beat the same team twice in a row, especially a team that is playing as well as the Cavaliers, but the Bucks are in great form and they will be eager to impress their new head coach Doc Rivers. Give me the Bucks to get the win and cover in a close one here.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Milwaukee -5.5

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