|NBA Mavericks vs. Bucks Picks & Predictions for Tuesday, March 12, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 12 March 2013 15:10|
Mavericks vs. Bucks Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Bucks as 1.5-point favorites versus the Mavericks, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 208.5. Dallas is 29-33 overall while Milwaukee is 32-29 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Bucks opened as 1.5-point favorites and that’s where the line currently sits, while the total opened at 208 and has climbed to 208.5 at most online sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Bucks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Dallas. According to latest NBA trends, Dallas is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games, 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and Underdog is 17-4 ATS in the last 21 meetings. Milwaukee is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southwest, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Don't look now but Dallas (29-33 SU, 36-26 ATS, 36-25-1 O/U) is making a last-second push for the playoffs. The Mavericks are tied for 10th in the Western Conference, three games behind the Los Angeles Lakers in eighth. Dallas has won three straight including a 100-77 win over Minnesota on Sunday giving 7 on the road. Milwaukee (32-29 SU, 30-31 ATS, 29-30-2) has won two straight and four of the last five. They are coming off a 115-113 win over Sacramento on the road on Sunday, 115-113, getting one. They did beat Dallas on Feb. 26 despite the fact that Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points and 20 rebounds for the Mavericks. Nowitzki has shot 51.2 percent from the floor in the last three games and Vince Carter has made 9-of-13 three-pointers in his last three games. Milwaukee may have to go small if forwards Ersan Ilyasova (left knee), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (left foot) and Larry Sanders (left knee) can't go. Their bench could be very slim if J.J. Redick (ankle) can't go as he missed their last game on Sunday against Milwaukee. Dallas is healthier and playing with a sense of urgency.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: DALLAS MAVERICKS +1.5