The Bucks and Cavs will meet for the first time this season and both teams have been hot winning 4 of their last 5 games. The Cavs have been dealing with injuries but they have been able to battle through them for the most part. Let's get into our Bucks vs Cavaliers prediction and NBA Picks 12/29/23.
The Bucks have been on a hot streak, winning 8 of their last 9 games and boasting an impressive average margin of victory of +12.2. They have the most efficient offense in the NBA, scoring 119.3 points per 100 possessions.
Key players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, and Khris Middleton have been instrumental in their recent success, providing a formidable offensive threat.
The Cavaliers, despite winning two straight and five of their last six games, are dealing with significant injury concerns. Key players like Darius Garland and Evan Mobley are sidelined, and Donovan Mitchell's participation is questionable.
The Cavaliers have had some success against the Bucks in recent seasons, but their current injury woes might impact their performance in this matchup.
The prediction leans towards the Milwaukee Bucks, considering their current form and the injury struggles of the Cavaliers. The Bucks' offensive prowess, coupled with the Cavaliers' depleted lineup, suggests that Milwaukee has the edge in this contest.
In terms of the game's total score, the prediction is to lean toward the under, given Cleveland's slower tempo and their current injuries possibly leading to a lower-scoring game.
Bucks 118 Cavaliers 107.