Bucks vs. Mavericks Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Bucks are listed as a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 204 points.
Milwaukee comes in at 8-6 overall and 6-6-2 ATS after a 99-95 home win over the Pistons, its fourth win in a row. Dallas is 2-14 overall and 4-12 ATS following a 111-87 home loss to the Timberwolves, its fourth consecuive defeat. The Mavericks won both meetings straight up and ATS last season. The over-under went 1-1.
The Bucks were paced by Khris Middleton with 27 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the win over Detroit. Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 21 points, six rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals. Milwaukee blocked 16 shots as a team. Eric Bledsoe added 14 points, eight assists, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks. The contest was tied 41-41 at halftime and then the Bucks outscored the visitors 34-21 in the third.
In the Mavs' loss to Minnesota, Harrison Barnes had a team-best 18 points and six rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki tallied 15 points and seven rebounds. Yogi Ferrell added 10 points and four boards off the bench. Dallas trailed 55-43 at halftime.
The Bucks are 0-4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. The over is 22-9 in the last 31 meetings.
Dallas has really been struggling on offense and Milwaukee is a very good defensive team, as partially evidenced by the 16 blocked shots its last game. The Bucks are also very deliberate on offense much of the time. The under is securely in play here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: BUCKS/MAVERICKS UNDER 204