Point guard prepares to battle familiar faces

Point guard prepares to battle familiar faces

Matthew Dellavedova played an important role in helping the Cavaliers make back-to-back NBA finals appearances. Now, though, he’s just another obstacle blocking the path of LeBron James & Co.

Cleveland will square off against Dellavedova’s Bucks this evening, with an 8 p.m. ET tip at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Online sports book Bovada.lv gives Tyronn Lue’s team odds of -300 to take care of business on the road. Conversely, Milwaukee represents a +240 underdog.

Bet on the Action

After spending his first three seasons in northeast Ohio, Dellavedova signed a $38 million offer sheet from the Bucks in July. He’s even secured a starting spot for Jason Kidd, averaging 7.9 points and 6.3 assists in 2016-17. Yet the Bucks (7-8) aren’t exactly thriving as a group. Despite Sunday’s 104-96 triumph over Orlando, they’re 3-6 since Nov. 6.

In contrast, the defending champions look as powerful as ever. The Cavs (13-2) overcame a poor shooting first half to dispose of Philadelphia two nights ago. Kyrie Irving reeled off 19 fourth-quarter points in the 112-108 win.

NBA Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

Cleveland’s recent dominance of the Bucks suggests a less-than-competitive affair shortly. Then again, the visiting squad’s not laying waste to foes away from Quicken Loans Arena at the moment. Expect Dellavedova and his new friends to stay within striking distance.

 

TUESDAY NBA FREE PICK: BUCKS +7.5

Loading...

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Lakers NBA Prediction The second game of Monday night’s NBA double header on ESPN takes place in L.A. where the banged-up Lakers will host the Jazz at 10:00 p.m. ET. Given the Jazz’ issues...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. 76ers NBA Prediction The first game of Monday night’s NBA double header on ESPN pits the Warriors against the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Warriors have had issues covering against the...
Thumbnail Nets vs. Heat NBA Prediction The second game of Sunday’s ESPN NBA double header takes basketball fans to Miami where the Heat will host the Nets at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Nets have been a good ATS play...
Thumbnail Pelicans vs. Knicks NBA Prediction The first game of ESPN’s NBA double header takes place at Madison Square Garden on Sunday where the Knicks will host the Pelicans at 1:00 p.m. ET. What’s the best...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Prediction The ABC Saturday night matchup of the week in the NBA will take place in Boston where the Celtics will host the Warriors at 8:30 p.m. ET tonight. Will the Celtics...