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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction – Jan 17, 2024

There are a number of big NBA games on the schedule on Wednesday night, including a huge matchup in the Eastern Conference. The Milwaukee Bucks are set to visit the Cleveland Cavaliers, and this game will have a big impact on the standings. 

Milwaukee is coming into this game with an overall record of 28-12, and they once again look like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks have once again rattled off three straight wins, and that will give them momentum for this game. 

Cleveland has climbed all the way up to fourth place in the Eastern Conference after rattling off five straight wins. The Cavaliers are now sitting at 23-15 on the year, and they are sitting in a good spot in the playoff race. 

Milwaukee is coming into this game as a 4.5-point betting favorite over Cleveland, despite the Bucks being on the road. 

Bucks Led By Two Stars

The Milwaukee Bucks feature two of the best players in the NBA this season, and that has made them extremely tough to stop. Milwaukee is scoring over 125 points per game, and it is Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard leading the way. 

Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 31.2 points per game this season, and he tends to show up in the biggest games. Lillard has chipped in with 25.2 points per game, and he will need to shoot it well in this matchup. 

The Bucks are comfortable playing in high-scoring games, but they will have to win this one in the halfcourt. Milwaukee must find a way to get some easy baskets or they won’t be able to solve the Cavaliers. 

Cavaliers Getting Some Stops

The biggest reason that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been able to win five games in a row is that their defense has been absolutely dominant. Cleveland has allowed 102 points or less in four of their last five games, and that lets the offense take control. 

Injury concerns are starting to pile up for the Cavaliers as this team is going to be without Evan Mobley in this matchup. Cleveland typically has the size advantage in the paint, but that won’t be the case in this game. 

Shooting guard Donovan Mitchell is averaging 28.1 points per game this season to set the tone for the Cavaliers, and he will need to take control in this game. 

Bucks Upset the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are coming into this game with a ton of momentum, and the fact that they are playing at home will give them an edge in this game. While that might be the case, this is the type of game in which Milwaukee tends to step up. 

Milwaukee should be well rested ahead of this game, and their two superstars are going to end up being the difference. The Bucks aren’t going to be afraid to go into Cleveland and take control of this game, and that’s exactly what will happen. 

Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks moneyline on Wednesday night as they go into Cleveland and pick up a convincing win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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