Bucks vs. Cavaliers prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 26 best bets from model on 56-30 run - CBSSports.com

The Cleveland Cavaliers (29-19) host the Milwaukee Bucks (30-19) in a pivotal Eastern Conference showdown on Wednesday night. The Bucks defeated the Sacramento Kings, 133-127, on Saturday to win their third straight game. Meanwhile, Cleveland is currently one the hottest teams in the NBA, winning seven of its last eight games. However, the Cavaliers have lost eight of their last 10 meetings against the Bucks. 

Tip-off from Cleveland is at 7 p.m. ET. Milwaukee is favored by four points in the latest Bucks vs. Cavaliers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 218. Before locking in any Cavaliers vs. Bucks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 58-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Bucks vs. Cavaliers and locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Cavaliers vs. Bucks:

  • Bucks vs. Cavaliers spread: Milwaukee -4
  • Bucks vs. Cavaliers over-under: 218 points
  • Bucks vs. Cavaliers money line: Milwaukee -190, Cleveland +160
  • MIL: The Under is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
  • CLE: The Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home underdog
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Why the Bucks can cover

Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is having another dominant campaign. Antetokounmpo enters Wednesday's contest ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring, averaging 28.6 points per game. He's scored 30 or more points in four of his last fave games. Antetokounmpo had a strong showing in his last meeting against Cleveland, recording 27 points, 12 rebounds and two assists in Milwaukee's 112-104 victory on Dec. 6. 

Forward Khris Middleton is another fantastic scoring outlet for Milwaukee. Middleton is second on the team in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game. The Texas A&M product is a confident shooter from 3-point range and is knocking down 39 percent of his attempts from downtown. The two-time NBA All-Star has hit at least three 3-pointers in six of his last 10 outings. Middleton is coming off a 34-point performance in the win over the Sacramento Kings. 

Why the Cavaliers can cover

Guard Darius Garland has been leading the way for the Cavaliers and averages a team-high 19.7 points per game. Garland is one of the top passers in the NBA and is ranked sixth in assists (8.2). The Vanderbilt product dished out at least 10 assists in eight of his last 10 games. The 2019 fifth overall pick has also recorded five straight double-doubles. 

In the Jan. 15 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Garland had 27 points and 18 assists. Rookie center Evan Mobley is logging 15 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The USC product has registered 10 double-doubles thus far this season. In Cleveland's win over the New York Knicks on Monday, Mobley finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists. 

How to make Cavaliers vs. Bucks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 217 total points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bucks vs. Cavaliers? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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