Bucks vs Mavericks NBA Betting Odds, Preview & Pick

Bucks vs Mavericks NBA Betting Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on February 8, 2019

The scorching Milwaukee Bucks head to Dallas to take on the Mavericks on Friday, Feb. 8. The Bucks boast one of the top records in the NBA. But, Dallas is a decent basketball team. Will the Mavericks play well enough to beat Milwaukee against the spread? Or, will the visiting favorites take the win and cover?

Bucks vs Mavericks NBA Betting Odds, Preview & Pick

Why Milwaukee Bucks are a good bet -8?

The Milwaukee Bucks rides a 5-game win streak both straight up and against the spread into their battle with the Dallas Mavericks. The Bucks have been exceptional this season, but they’ve really stepped it up in their last 5 games.

Milwaukee beat and covered versus Detroit, Toronto, Washington and Brooklyn on the road before beating the Wizards at home. The Bucks are on a roll and should have no trouble taking down and covering against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 117.8
  • Field Goal %: 48.2
  • 3-Point %: 35.5
  • Free Throw %: 76.7
  • Rebounds/G: 48.7
Defense:
  • Points/G: 107.6
  • Field Goal %: 43.1
  • 3-Point %: 35.6
  • Free Throw %: 73.9
  • Rebounds/G: 44.3

Why Dallas Mavericks are a good bet -8?

Are the Mavericks a secure NBA betting pick on Friday night?

The Dallas Mavericks has a losing straight up record, but they’ve played well at home. The Mavericks are 19-7 straight on their own court. They’re 18-7-1 against the spread in their home games this season.

With star Luka Doncic leading the way, the Mavericks should contain Giannis Antetokounmpo. Containing The Greek Freak is the first step towards covering against and possibly beating the Milwaukee Bucks straight up.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 109.1
  • Field Goal %: 45
  • 3-Point %: 34.6
  • Free Throw %: 74
  • Rebounds/G: 46.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 108.4
  • Field Goal %: 45.4
  • 3-Point %: 34
  • Free Throw %: 77.1
  • Rebounds/G: 43.8

NBA Betting Trends for Bucks vs Mavericks

  • Milwaukee is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Milwaukee’s last 15 games
  • Dallas is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Dallas is 5-2 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games

Bucks vs Mavericks Final NBA Betting Analysis

Milwaukee has played like an NBA title contender the past couple of weeks. The Bucks are dominating opponents. However, they might run into a brick wall on Friday night.

Although the Mavericks aren’t as good as Milwaukee, they play very well at home. Not only that, Doncic is as difficult to contain as Giannis, meaning he could keep the Bucks on their toes throughout this matchup. The real reason to like the Mavericks, though, is because even if they’ve gone 5-3 SU in their last 8, they’ve gone 6-1-1 ATS in those 8 games.

Dallas will do just enough to cover the spread.

NBA Betting Pick: Dallas Mavericks +8

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