After defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers with a score of 126-116, the Milwaukee Bucks will prepare for them once again in a rematch tonight. Wednesday’s game was the first without head coach Adrian Griffin, who was let go of his duties after starting the season 30-13.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Spread Set at 5.5, Over/Under 238.5 Total Points
The spread for tonight’s matchup is listed at 5.5 in favor of Milwaukee. On Wednesday night, the Bucks were able to take care of business at home and defeat Cleveland by 10 points. Cleveland will continue to play without young stars Evan Mobley (knee) and Darius Garland (jaw). Ty Jerome (ankle) has also been ruled out for the Cavaliers in tonight’s contest. The only injury designation for Milwaukee is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is listed as probable due to back spasms.
The Bucks are 20-4 at home this season with a 17-27 record against the spread. Cleveland is 22-19-1 against the spread and have an 11-8 record on the road. The Cavaliers were also on an 8-game winning streak before Wednesday’s loss.
The total points line is set at 238.5. Wednesday’s contest ended with 242 points scored and both teams shot 50 percent from the field or better. The Bucks are currently the highest scoring team in the NBA and average 126.3 points per game at home. While Cleveland is only averaging 114 points per game, they are on a hot streak and have put up over 119 points in their last 3 games on average. There is value in the total points line going over 238.5.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 19.5 Rebounds + Assists (-125 on FanDuel Sportsbook)
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was just named the captain for this year’s Eastern Conference All-Star team has shown a dominant display of performances throughout the season. In the two games he played in versus Cleveland, Antetokounmpo is averaging 17.5 rebounds per game and had 18 in Wednesday’s win along with 10 assists.
He has hit this line both times versus the Cavaliers and averaged 13 rebounds and just under 8 assists in his last 10 games. Which makes Antetokounmpo favored to go over 19.5 combined rebounds and assists in tonight’s matchup.
Jarrett Allen Over 27.5 Points + Rebounds (-130 on FanDuel Sportsbook)
Jarrett Allen in a loss vs the Bucks:
And only 1 turnover!🔥 pic.twitter.com/IH80eiRbxu
— NBA Muse (@NBAMuseAcc) January 25, 2024
While the Cavaliers were not able to continue their win streak, Jarrett Allen put together a productive performance versus Milwaukee on Wednesday. Allen dropped 21 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists in 31 minutes of action.
He is averaging 24 points and 12.3 rebounds versus the Bucks this season and has hit this line in all 3 games played. Allen is also averaging 16.6 points and 13.1 rebounds in his last 10 games, which favors him to go over 27.5 combined points and rebounds for tonight’s contest.
Damian Lillard Over 24.5 Points (-130 on Draft Kings Sportsbook)
Damian Lillard, who was also named an All-Star starter alongside his teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo is favored to hit his points line in tonight’s matchup. Lillard has hit this line in 2 of the 3 games this season versus Cleveland. The one time this line went under was in a blowout loss where Lillard only played 25 minutes and he also averages over 26 points per game at home.
Coverage for tonight’s Eastern Conference rematch will begin at 8:00 PM Eastern time streaking live on NBA League Pass.
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