Cavaliers, Bucks, extend winning streak

Cavaliers, Bucks, extend winning streak

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks are two hot teams in the Eastern Conference. These two teams are two of the teams currently enjoying the top three spots in the Eastern Conference. With a record of 22-8, the Bucks are currently at the top of the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers on the other hand are at the third in the Eastern Conference with a 21-11 win-loss record. This meeting will be an exciting match as these top teams in their conference meet, as winners secure the top spot of the Eastern Conference. Their meeting will be on December 22, 2022, at 8:00 AM (GMT+8), with the Cavaliers host their meeting.

The Cavaliers and the Bucks are both experiencing a winning streak right now, so they both want to continue their good momentum in this match. While the Cavaliers are on a four-game winning streak, the Bucks won two consecutive games. Additionally, both teams are doing well both at home and on the road, so this will only be a battle of the stronger team. The hosts are currently 15-2 at home, while the visitors are at 8-5 on the road. This meeting will be the third of their four meetings during the regular season, with the Bucks winning the first two.

Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers
Photo courtesy of AP Photo

Since their previous two meetings all ended with a win for the Bucks, the Cavaliers are seeking for revenge coming into this game. Now, if the Cavaliers want to win this match, they must find an easier way to take down the Bucks. Luckily, they have the better momentum coming into this game, winning their last four matches. They won twice against the Mavericks, and had a win over the Pacers, and the Jazz. Additionally, from their last win against the Jazz, it was a total team effort that brings them the victory. They shot over 61% from the field, and 57.7% beyond the arc. They are the 23rd in offense with 110.9 points per game, and the best in the NBA in defense, giving up 104.4 points per game.

It was Donovan Mitchell who led the Cavaliers on their last meeting with 23 points in 23 minutes. Cedi Osman also chipped in for 23 points, in an 80% shooting, while Darius Garland ended with 17 points. However, they have several guys who might not see in action in this match. Lamar Stevens in questionable in this game due to a knee injury. Windler, Wade, and Rubio on the other hand are all out in this game, following their injuries.

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks

Aside from being the number one in the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are also the number one in the whole NBA. They currently hold the best record with 22 wins and eight losses, looking like a contender in the Finals once again. On their last win, it was also a total complete effort from the team which gained them their second consecutive win. They shot 55.6% from the field on their last match against the Pelicans, defeating them by nine points. However, they did not do well from beyond the arc, only having 13 successful shots from their 40 attempts. When it comes to defense, the Bucks have been phenomenal, holding their opponents to the lowest field goal percentage. They are currently the second best in the league when it comes to defense, giving up 118.3 points per game. Additionally, they are the 16th when it comes to offense with 113.1 points per game.

It was Giannis Antetokounmpo who is leading the team with 42 points on their last match in just 34 minutes in action. He is averaging 31 points per game, along with 11 rebounds, and five assists per game. However, Khris Middleton is still questionable for this game, due to his knee injury.

Prediction:

Cleveland Cavaliers
Total Under: 109.5
Odds: 0.85

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