Bucks Odds, Spreads, & Props 2023

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2023

As we near the NBA trade deadline and All-Star break, we’re taking a look at the latest NBA futures lines. The playoff push is just around the corner, so there’s hardly been a better time than now to lock in and find some value.

Here are the latest Bucks odds and props for the 2022-23 NBA season.

Best Bucks Betting Lines 2023

Bucks Futures Betting Odds

Note: All NBA gameday odds and lines are current as of Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. ET and courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

Be aware that these lines may change as the season progresses, so please check the widget above for up-to-the-minute lines.

  • Win Central Division (-380)
  • Win Eastern Conference (+375)
  • Win 2023 NBA Finals (+750)

Bucks NBA Finals Odds

Bucks Win 2023 NBA Finals (+750)

As it stands, backing the Bucks to win the 2023 NBA Finals is one of the best futures bets you can make. Milwaukee isn’t that far removed from its previous NBA title, and after a slow start (and some poor health) the Bucks are beginning to surge again.

They’ll have to go through some difficult competition on their side of the playoff bracket — namely the Celtics, 76ers, and Nets — and the Finals won’t be a cakewalk if they get there, either. But Giannis Antetokounmpo has carried his team there once before, and I’m not one to doubt the best player in the league.

Bucks Eastern Conference Odds

Bucks Win Eastern Conference (+375)

If I’m in on the Bucks as title contenders, I’m obviously a fan of their chances to win the Eastern Conference as well. As mentioned above, it will be no easy task — the East is absolutely loaded this year — but Milwaukee can certainly get the job done.

On top of the Celtics, 76ers, and Nets, the Cavaliers and Heat look like potential threats to some of the top teams in the conference. Each plays a suffocating brand of defense, and there have been times this year when Cleveland has looked like the East’s best team.

Still, the Bucks are worthy of a gamble here.

Bucks Central Division Odds

Bucks Win Central Division (-380)

It would take a lot of juice to make this bet worth your while, and I don’t know that I’d recommend that. I’m confident in Milwaukee’s postseason chances, but injuries have clearly taken a toll on their regular-season record.

The Bucks will probably win the Central division. But Cleveland isn’t too far behind in this category, and earning as many wins as possible and wrapping up a top-four seed is arguably more important to the Cavaliers than it is to Milwaukee.

Bucks Prop Bets 2023

Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins MVP (+1800) at Caesars Sportsbook

Antetokounmpo is now a distant fifth in the MVP race, according to Caesars, ranking behind Jayson Tatum, Luka Dončić, Joel Embiid, and Nikola Jokić. That’s not to say Antetokounmpo isn’t having an MVP-worthy season, though.

The Greek Freak is actually in the midst of a career year, averaging a career-high 31.7 points to go along with 12.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game. He also notched 55 points in a win over the Wizards on Jan. 3 — the most he’s ever had in a game.

He has some stiff competition ahead of him, but if Antetokounmpo can reach another gear following the All-Star break, he could very well sneak in and steal the crown.

How to Bet Bucks Moneylines

Betting moneylines is about as simple as it gets in the NBA. To win a moneyline bet, all you need to do is correctly pick the winner. When the team you bet on wins the game, you also win your bet.

Of course, if it were that easy to make money by betting on sports, everybody would do it. However, each team is assigned different moneyline odds before each game, which alters how risky it is to bet on either team.

For example, if the Bucks are taking on the Cavaliers in Milwaukee, the Bucks might be a (-180) favorite. In that scenario, a bettor would need to wager $18 to make $10 in profit.

On the other hand, if the Bucks are playing the Cavs in Cleveland, they may be a (+180) underdog. In this case, a $10 bet would win you $18.

Betting on the favorite every single time isn’t a good strategy, but you’re also bound to waste a bit of money by always backing the underdog. Balancing your wagers between the two is the best way to stay above the cut.

  • 2021-22 Bucks Moneyline Record: 51-31

How to Bet Bucks Spreads

Spread bets level the playing field a bit, but it comes at a cost. Unlike moneylines, each team has identical (-110) odds when it comes to betting spreads, which is about as even as it gets. However, handicaps are also applied to each team.

In the same scenario I used above, the Bucks could be favored by 4.5 points against the Cavaliers. At a sportsbook, that would look something like this: Cavaliers +4.5 (-110) @ Bucks -4.5 (-110).

In this instance, for the Bucks to cover the spread, they would need to win the game by at least five points. However, if they win by less than four points or lose the game outright, the Cavaliers would cover the spread instead.

This is an easy bet to understand, but it can take some time to master.

  • 2021-22 Bucks Against the Spread Record: 39-43

How to Bet Bucks Over/Unders

If moneylines and spreads aren’t for you, then you may be interested in Over/Under bets, also known as totals. Here, you can wager on how many total points you believe will be scored in a game by taking the Over or Under whichever number is set by a sportsbook.

In that Bucks vs Cavaliers game, the total may be set at 213.5 points. In this case, if you bet the Over, you’re saying that the combined final score of the game will be at least 214 points. Alternatively, by taking the Under, you’re banking on a lower-scoring game and saying that 213 points or less will be scored.

  • 2021-22 Bucks Over/Under Record: 43-39


Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is the Lead NBA Editor for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided. He graduated from Ball State University in 2021.

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