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2021 NBA Handicapping
(32-18) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks (28-22)
Date: Thursday, April 8th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
On Thursday, April 8th, the Milwaukee Bucks meet the Dallas Mavericks for the second time and final time this season. Milwaukee won the initial contest on January 15th, 112-109.
Last season, the squads played twice with Dallas winning both contests. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having won 42 matches of the 78 played.
Injuries could play a big factor in this match as Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) and PJ Tucker (calf) both missed the last game and are listed as day-to-day.
This match marks the final game of a six-game road trip with the Bucks coming off a loss in Golden State.
Ironically, it’s Jrue Holiday who seems to be the more important player for the Bucks, not in terms of overall production but from a team standpoint.
The Bucks are 3-2 without Antetokounmpo in the lineup whereas they are 5-6 without Holiday. Ideally, they want both players in the lineup but it speaks to the lack of depth on the club.
In the loss to the Dubs, Holiday led the Bucks with 29 points, three rebounds, five assists, and a steal. Khris Middleton provided 28 points and seven rebounds.
Jeff Teague (15), Bobby Portis (13), and Thanasis Antetokounmpo (10) were the other double-figure scorers.
In a bit of a shocker, the Mavericks who were on a five-game win streak lost to the Rockets on Wednesday with an old nemesis of closing games in the clutch rearing its ugly head.
It wasn’t a great night for Luka Doncic who managed to score 23 points but shot an anemic 9 of 26 from the field. His superstar sidekick, Kristaps Porzingis did his part delivering a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Porzingis missed the prior game dealing with a sprained wrist and might be rested in this match versus the Bucks given the back-to-back situation.
Tim Hardaway Jr., scored 18 points while Jalen Brunson chipped in with 14 points as the only other double-figure contributors.
Maxi Kleber (leg) and Kristaps Porzingis (wrist) are both questionable to play Thursday. Tyrell Terry (personal) Trey Burke (calf), Willie Cauley-Stein (protocols), and Redick (heel) are all out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Bucks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone over in 10 of Milwaukee’s last 14 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Dallas’ last 5 games.
- The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Dallas.
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
The Mavericks loss to the Rockets might have raised those issues of closing games but it’s more likely the result of a “trap game” to which all teams fall prey to. Any team, on any given night, can win in the NBA so staying tough mentally is the lesson to take from the loss.
The more important factor than the rest advantage the Bucks have will be the players who don’t dress due to injury.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bucks ATS
The Mavericks are 3-6 in second games of back-to-backs, but Antetokounmpo’s presence will be the biggest factor. If he plays I like the Bucks — if not switch to the Mavs.
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