Mavericks vs. Bucks Prediction
Can the Milwaukee Bucks pick up another dominant win at home today when they host the Dallas Mavericks at 2PM ET?
513 Dallas Mavericks vs. 514 Milwaukee Bucks
Monday, January 21, 2019
2PM ET – Fiserv Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -11.5 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 227.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 82 percent going on the Bucks at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mavs drop third straight
Dallas is coming off a 111-99 loss at Indiana on Saturday for its third straight loss. The Mavs have failed to cover in two straight. Dallas is 20-25 on the season, 4-19 on the road, 26-19 against the spread and 23-22 with the under.
The Mavericks are averaging just 109.6 points per game this season while shooting 45 percent from the field. Defensively, the Mavs are giving up 109.6 points per game as well. Rookie Luka Doncic is leading the team this season with 20.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game while DeAndre Jordan is adding 11.0 points and 13.9 rebounds per contest.
Bucks staying hot
The Milwaukee Bucks have won four straight and eight of their last 10 following a 118-108 win at Orlando on Saturday. The Bucks are 3-0-1 against the spread in this latest win streak. Milwaukee is 33-12 on the season, 20-4 at home, 26-16-3 against the spread and 23-22 with the over.
Milwaukee has one of the league’s top offenses, as they rank second in scoring (117.6 ppg) and shooting (48.1 percent). They also league the league in rebounding (49.0 rpg). Defensively, the Bucks give up 107.6 points per game while holding opponents to a league-worst 43.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 26.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per contest while Khris Middleton is adding 17.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks are 0-4 against the spread in their last four following a loss, but 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 against Eastern Conference opponents.
The Bucks are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games playing on 1 day of rest.
These two teams haven’t met this season, but it will be hard to go against the Bucks here. Milwaukee is a team that has played some very good basketball for most of the season and we haven’t seen too many letdowns. They are 16-7-1 against the spread at home and really disposing of bad teams quickly on their floor. The spread is big, but Dallas isn’t a great team and Milwaukee should be able to roll past them.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -11.5