The Milwaukee Bucks (32-16) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (26-22) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on BSSW. Both the Bucks and Mavericks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.
Bucks vs Mavericks
The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Bucks’ most recent game versus the Trail Blazers saw Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the Bucks with 27 points while shooting 10/16 from the field. While Damian Lillard was 2nd on the team with 25 points, Milwaukee fell short in the game with a final score of 119-116.
In their most recent five games, the Bucks are 2-3 and have an overall record of 32-16. When playing teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are 24-12 compared to 8-4 in non-conference games across 48 games.
Milwaukee has an overall ATS record of 18-30 for the season so far. When playing on the road, the Bucks hold an ATS record of 8-14 in contrast to a 10-16 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Mavericks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Timberwolves with a final score of 121-87. The Mavericks picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 52-48.
With an overall record of 26-22, the Mavericks are 8th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Southwest division. In their last ten games, they went 4-6 and are set to take on the Bucks.
Dallas has an overall ATS record of 24-24 as they come into today’s game. Dallas has failed to cover the spread in four straight home games and are 11-15 ATS at home compared to 13-9 on the road.
Bucks Offense Breakdown
The Milwaukee offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 2nd ranked offense at 123.9 points per game.
Heading into their matchup with the Mavericks, the Bucks are the NBA’s 2nd highest-scoring team at 123.9 points per game. They are also 2nd in scoring on the road at 121.8 points per game.
In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 3rd in the league at 101.9 possessions per game. They have also been one of the NBA’s most efficient teams, ranking 2nd in true shooting percentage.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in made threes per game (14.2) and 8th in three-point attempts. Overall, they are 7th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
Today, the Mavericks enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 118.2 points per game (10th).
At home this season, the Mavericks are averaging 120.0 points per game (9th) compared to 116.2 on the road (12th). Overall, they are 10th in the NBA in scoring at 118.2 points per game.
When it comes to pace, Dallas is 11th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 17th at 47%. However, they are 9th in two-point shooting at 55%.
From beyond the arc, the Mavericks are 2nd in both three-point attempts and makes. They are hitting 37% of their threes, which is 13th in the NBA. At the free-throw line, Dallas is 15th in makes (18) and 9th in attempts (23.8).
Bucks Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Bucks will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 119.9 points per game (23rd). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bucks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.6% while allowing 34.5% from downtown.
Mavericks Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Mavericks’ defense is giving up an average of 118.6 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Mavericks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.0% from downtown.
Key Players For The Bucks And Mavericks
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to be the main scorer for the Bucks, recording 30 points and shooting 11/19 from the field. This season, he is averaging 30.9 points per game along with 11.6 boards.
As for Dallas, Luka Doncic is projected to be the primary scorer for the Mavericks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 32, and adding 8 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 34.7 points per game.
Bucks vs Mavericks Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Milwaukee has an ATS record of just 2-8. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 120 points per game.
- Across their five previous home games, Dallas has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 113 points per game.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Mavericks have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- In their last five contests as the favorite, Milwaukee has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.
The Bucks is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 117-106. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Bucks at -4.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 249.5, and our model projects the Bucks and Mavericks to reach a combined total of 223 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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