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Cavaliers vs. Bucks 2021 NBA Odds and Preview – December 6th, 2021

By Carlos Chacon

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks meet Monday to bring us more NBA action. The Cavs step inside the Fiserv Forum to take on the Bucks. It’s the first time both teams are meeting this season. The Cavs produced solid results in previous weeks, winning four of their last five games. The same goes for the Bucks. Despite snapping an eight-game winning streak, the defending champions recovered well with a 124-102 victory against the Heat.

Below is a preview of the Cavs vs. Bucks contest. Have a look at the game’s details, crucial team and player stats, NBA betting odds, trends, and expert predictions.

Cavaliers vs. Bucks Game Information

  • When: Monday, December 6, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: WMMS 100.7 FM (Cavs) / Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

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Why Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a hot streak since last week. They scored victories against tougher teams in the league, including the Mavs, Heat, and the Wizards. This alone tells us that they have the talent. But, what holds the team back is a lack of consistency.

Playing the Bucks on the road presents another massive undertaking for the team. Nonetheless, despite coming in as underdogs, we expect a good fight from J. B. Bickerstaff and his crew. The team averages 104.6 points (24th) per game on 45.4% shooting (16th).

The Cavs might produce underwhelming numbers on offense when paired against the defending champs, but what will make all the difference for the visitors is their ability to defend. Defensively, the Cavs limit opponents to 102.0 points (second) per game. They also put down solid defense from beyond the arc and average 33.4% opponent three-point shooting (eighth).

Darius Garland is likely to lead the offensive line and find open looks for his teammates, while Jarrett Allen handles most of the rebounding duties.

Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?

The defending champs have been in phenomenal form in recent weeks. This breaks criticism the team faced since losing multiple games early into the season. The Bucks are coming from a 22-point victory against the Heat. They will try to collect another home win before a four-game road stretch.

The Bucks devote sufficient efforts to both offense and defense. They average 110.5 points (eighty) per game on 45.2% shooting (18th). Additionally, they are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league. The Bucks hit 36.2% of their shots from beyond the arc and averaged 14.5 three-pointers (third) per game.

There’s no question that the Bucks are one of the best defensive rebounding teams with Giannis Antetokounmpo on their side. The forward not only leads the team in points but also holds a team-high record in rebounds. He averages 11.8 rebounds per game and is a significant contribution to the Bucks’ average of 37.3 defensive boards (first) per game.

Problems could arise for the Bucks with Giannis Antetokounmpo on the questionable list due to a calf injury. Grayson Allen joins him on the list and could be out due to illness. Rodney Hood and Sandro Mamukelashvili are on standby if the two starters don’t get the green light to play.

Cavaliers vs. Bucks Betting Trends

  • The Cavs are 7-3 in the last ten regular-season road games (8-2 ATS).
  • The Cavs are 3-7 in the last ten regular-season road games against the Bucks (3-7 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Cavs’ last five regular-season road games against the Bucks.
  • The Bucks are 7-3 in the last ten regular-season games at the Fiserv Forum (3-7 ATS).
  • The Bucks are 5-0 in the last five regular-season home games against the Cavs (7-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under in four of the Bucks’ last five regular-season games against the Cavs.

Cavaliers vs. Bucks Expert Betting Prediction

It would be great to see the Cavs challenge one of the top-three teams in the Eastern Conference. They were on a roll before running into a speed bump in the form of an inspired Jazz team. But, expect the visitors to come in with plenty of momentum. Meanwhile, the Bucks have been red-hot lately as they sealed nine wins in ten games and made the Heat look like a second-tier team in their last matchup. Covering the spread should be doable for the visitors considering how they performed recently. However, they have to capitalize on a banged-up Bucks squad to keep their winning chances on the table.

Ultimately, this is an exciting David vs. Goliath matchup for all basketball fans and bettors.

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