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NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks vs. Bucks Predictions and Picks, Friday, January 15, 2021

NBA betting: Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks odds and picks

At the onset of the season, the Bucks were an understandable favorite for the NBA title.  Milwaukee flopped miserably in the 2020 NBA Playoffs.  But gamblers still believe in the Bucks.  Namely, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the reason why.  The two-time defending NBA MVP has transformed the franchise.  Now with the arrival of point guard Jrue Holiday, comes enhanced NBA betting credibility.  Dallas was eliminated in the first round to the Clippers last summer.  Yet they won over countless converts.  Luka Doncic lit up the scoreboard to emerge as a new star.  Gamblers haven’t forgotten.  Dallas commands handle!

Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Information

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV Coverage: ESPN

Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Mavericks +6 (-110) 227 (-110) +190
Bucks -6 (-110) 227 (-110) -230
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Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, the Bucks will draw massive sportsbook odds handle from squares.  Milwaukee as home chalk appeals to their comfort zone.  Especially with Giannis.  Sharps will be looking hard at the Mavericks.  Luka Doncic can shoot within the spread.  Dallas is developing a defense that compliments their superstar.  Extending all of this is the high live betting handle.  This game promises to have extreme ebb and flow.  Further, it should be a competitive game with a playoff feel.  The intensity will be higher than for the typical game.  Star power and contender status make that so.

Dallas Brings Defense in Early Going

Dallas has the hot hand with four betting on NBA payouts in five games.  Five of their last seven stayed under the total.  As a result, the Mavericks are 5-4 straight up and against the spread with 3-6 under the total.  Dallas ranks 21st for scoring offense but 3rd for points allowed.  To show, the Mavericks rank 2nd for defending 3-point field goals.  Accordingly, the Dallas defense has impressed observers in the early going.

Doncic dominates with 26.6 points, 8.3 assists, and 9.1 rebounds per game.  Of great concern is the lack of secondary scoring and rebounding help.

Milwaukee Defense Slacking Off

Late on the Bucks have covered three of their last four pro basketball betting matchups.  Milwaukee is 7-4 straight up, 6-5 against the spread, and 7-4 over the total.  NBA metrics show the Bucks ranked 1st for scoring offense and 14th for points allowed.  The Bucks rank 2nd in the NBA for field goal and 3-point field goal percentage.

Giannis leads with 26.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.  Also producing is Khris Middleton with 22.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game.

Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks Against the Spread

Dallas is 44-43-3 against the spread in all games.  Specifically, on the road, the Mavericks are 23-13-2 vs. the odds.  And against the Eastern Conference Dallas is 15-16-1 on the board.

Overall, the Mavericks are 52-38 over the total.  Dallas is 21-17 over the total on the road.  Against the Eastern Conference, the Mavericks are 19-13 to the over.

To summarize the Bucks are 49-44-1 against the spread.  At Fiserv Forum Milwaukee is 23-14 on the board.  And against the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are 13-18 vs. the odds.

Milwaukee is 47-46-1 over the total in all games.  While at home the Bucks are 20-17 to the over.  And against the Western Conference Milwaukee is 18-13 over the total.

Dallas has bossed the cashier’s cage in this basketball betting series.  To illustrate the Bucks have paid in just three of the last 15 meetings.  Four of the last five in this series cleared the total.  At Milwaukee, the Mavericks have paid in three of their last four visits.  Three of those four games cleared the total.

Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks CashBet Free Pick  

As was previously noted the Mavericks have dominated this NBA gambling series.  Dallas has gotten the cash in four out of six as underdogs this year.  Doncic and the defense should keep the Mavs within the number.

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