We have a Central Division battle in the NBA on Monday, as the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cleveland Cavaliers come into the game with a 40-29 record on the season, and 22-11 record at home. The Cavaliers are coming off a win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday. The Cavaliers hold just ½ game lead over Indiana for the top spot in the Central Division.
For the Milwaukee Bucks, they are coming into the game fresh off a win as well. The Bucks took down the Atlanta Hawks at home. The Bucks have struggled on the road this season, with wins in just 15 wins in 33 games. The Bucks are 3 games back of the Cavaliers in the divisional race. The Cleveland Cavaliers are -3 over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
Bucks Looking to Win Again
The Milwaukee Bucks are winners of three out of their last four, and making a postseason push. The Bucks need just 5 more wins to match their win total of a season ago. Milwaukee is 17th in all of the league with 105.5 points per game, while the defense has improved and moved to 13th in the league with 105.7 points allowed.
The Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks, and is among the league leaders in points scored in the league. The Bucks scorer is averaging 27.4 points per game, and dishing out 4.8 assists per game. The Bucks are also getting 20 points per game from small forward Khris Middleton.
Cleveland Back at Home
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to catch fire as the regular season comes to an end. The Cavaliers struggled in Chicago, but came away with a 114-109 win over the Bulls. The win was their second in three games, and wrapped up a six game road trip. Cleveland won half those six games.
LeBron James continues to be one of the best players in all of the league. The King is scoring 27.1 points per game, and dishing out 9 assists per game. Cleveland will need 10 wins in their last 13 games to finish with 50+ wins for the fourth straight season. A season ago, the Cavaliers won 51 games in the regular season, before losing in the NBA Finals.
Cavaliers Beat Bucks
This should be an interesting basketball game with two of the best players in the league going at each other. The Greek Freak is really good, and will be tough for a poor Cleveland Defense to stop. The problem is – the Bucks defense is not very good. In fact, Cleveland should be able to score at them as they wish.
When you go to bet this game – take the home team. Cleveland is a better team at home, and they are ready to show that in this game. Take the Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 over the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA action on Monday. Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers -3 over Milwaukee Bucks Monday at MyBookie.