Bucks vs. Mavericks Spread Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are a machine right now but they’ve struggled to cover the spread in Dallas when they’ve played the Mavericks in previous games. Will that change tonight they the Bucks lay 7.5 points on the road to the Mavs at 8:30 p.m. ET?
8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, February 8, 2019
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 7.5-point favorites to beat the Mavericks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 225.5 points and as of this writing, 56% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mavericks to cover the point spread.
Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is listed as probable for Friday's game against Dallas. Giannis is an enjoying an MVP-caliber season thus far, and any knee soreness he's experiencing hasn't appeared hinder him at all. Khris Middleton (rest) looks to be getting the game off, so Giannis will have a larger load to carry for this one.
Dallas Mavericks Fantasy Spin
Luka Doncic (right thigh contusion) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Bucks. Doncic is coming off of his third triple-double of the season, as he became the youngest player in NBA history to post that many in a single season. With the moves Dallas made ahead of the trade deadline Doncic will have the ball in his hands even more than before, provided he's healthy. The rookie's status is something to keep an eye on in the lead-up to Friday's games.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 games overall.
The Mavericks are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
This is a good spot to take the home dog. The Bucks are rolling but they’re just 0-5 against the spread in their last five games in Dallas and are an abysmal 1-9-2 against the number in their last 12 games versus the Mavericks overall. The underdog is also 3-0-1 at the betting window in the previous four meetings between these two teams while the home squad is 6-2-2 ATS in the last 10 games that the Bucks and Mavs played. Finally, Dallas is 18-7-1 against the number in its last 26 home games and is a near-perfect 7-0-1 against the spread in its last eight games overall.
Friday NBA Prediction: Dallas Mavericks +7.5