Free NBA Pick: Mavericks vs. Bucks NBA Odds
Looking for Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Mavericks taking on the Bucks on Friday, January 15th, 2021at Fiserv Forum. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Mavericks Bucks matchup.
(6-4) Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8-4)
Date: Friday, January 15th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: Mavericks +208 | Bucks -220
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -6
NBA Betting Total: 226.5
- Click here to view… NBA ATS Stats & NBA Betting Insight for this game!
- *Click Here* Check out our Live Betting Odds for this game!
- *Click Here* Check out our Updated Sportsbook Bonuses for today!
January 15th finds the Dallas Mavericks and the Milwaukee Bucks meeting for the first time in the 2020-21 campaign.
Superstars Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo headline the contest but a close second is Kristaps Porzingis back and capable of providing a potential defensive matchup versus the reigning two-time MVP.
The Bucks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 41 wins in 77 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with the Mavericks winning both games.
Mavericks fans finally got to see Kristaps Porzingis play Wednesday in a win versus the Charlotte Hornets. His presence had an immediate impact as Dallas cooled off the recently hot Hornets holding them to 93 points.
Porzingis played a cautionary 21:04 registering 16 points, four rebounds, and nailed four 3-pointers.
Luka Doncic carried the majority of the weight in the match coming one assist short of posting a triple-double with 34 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists.
Doncic sat out a game versus the Bulls but since then has put up MVP-type numbers. In those four games posted two triple-doubles and was one rebound shy and one assist shy of accomplishing it in all four matches.
Tim Hardaway Jr. was the only other player to post double-figure scoring with 18 points.
This week the Mavericks had to postpone a game because several of their players were dealing with the NBA health and safety protocols.
Coming into Friday five Mavericks are questionable including Maxi Kleber, Josh Richardson, Jalen Brunson, Dwight Powell, and Dorian Finney-Smith. Porzingis is also addressing a minor ankle tweak but is expected to play.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to a victory over the Pistons as Milwaukee extended their win streak to three in a row. He posted a triple-double of 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. It was his first triple-double since December 30th.
Four other players contributed double-figure scoring.including Jrue Holiday who registerd 21 points, five assists and six rebounds while Khris Middleton added 12 points, six assists and two rebounds.
Bench players Bryn Forbes added 13 points while Bobby Portis chipped in 10 points.
Although the Bucks are once again feasting in a similar manner to what they did the last two seasons they don’t seem to be trying to figure out alternative ways to play once they reach the postseason and teams build a wall to stop Antetokounmpo from reaching the paint.
While it’s early, Giannis is performing under his production from last season with points, rebounds, and assists but has witnessed an increase in steals and blocks.
Again, it’s a small sample but his shooting splits are all lower efficiency-wise than they were last season from the field, two-point range, three-point range and free throw line.
Jrue Holiday is nursing an ankle sprain and Torrey Craig had missed the last nine games following surgery to repair a nose fractue. Both are listed as probable.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in DAL last 8 overall.
- MIL are 24-11 ATS in their last 35 Fri. games.
- DAL are 12-3-2 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
Much depends on whether any of the Dallas players currently out quarantining due to contact tracing can play. Specifically, if Dallas is missing both Kleber and Powell that puts a ton of pressure on Porzingis who Rick Carlisle is going to want to ease back slowly.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks +6
That said, Luka and Giannis bring their ‘A’ games when they face each other. Last season in their lone meetng versus each other.
Antetokounmpo delivered 34 points and 13 rebounds while Doncic registered a career-high 19 assists along with 36 points and 14 rebounds.
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2021 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
Register here for a FREE NBA Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!