The Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks prepare to face off in a Sunday NBA matchup.
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The Dallas Mavericks (48-30) travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks (48-29) on Sunday afternoon. The Mavs and Bucks enter with almost identical records. This has the makings of a very enticing matchup.
Dallas had a three-game losing streak snapped by the Wizards on Friday in a 135-103 defeat. The Mavericks fell apart in the game and will look to rebound in Milwaukee.
As for the Bucks, they surrendered a jaw-dropping 153 points to the Clippers in a Friday loss. Milwaukee also had a minor winning streak snapped in the defeat.
The Bucks lead the season series with the Mavericks 1-0.
Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. EST on Sunday, April 3rd, at the Fiserv in Milwaukee, Wi.
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NBA – Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
- Dallas is 44-33-1 ATS this season.
- The Mavericks are 22-17 ATS on the road.
- They are 17-14 ATS as an underdog.
- Dallas is 11-10 ATS as a road underdog.
- Milwaukee is 37-40 ATS this year.
- The Bucks are 16-23 ATS at their home arena.
- They are 30-30 ATS as a favorite.
- Milwaukee is 14-21 ATS as a home favorite.
The Mavericks were playing an impressive brand of basketball before Friday’s blowout loss against the Wizards. Both the defense and offense struggled for Dallas in the game.
Luka Doncic was solid as usual, as the superstar posted 36 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Jalen Brunson also added 21 points. However, nobody else on the team scored more than eight points.
As a team, Dallas shot under 44 percent from the field and under 29 percent from deep. The Mavs only dished out 14 team assists and turned the ball over 13 times. Washington also won the rebound battle.
Overall, the Mavericks are still sitting in a good position with the postseason on the horizon. They are just a game back of the laboring Golden State Warriors for the third spot in the conference, and they could pass them in the near future if they return to their winning ways moving forward.
However, defeating the Bucks in Milwaukee is never an easy task. Dallas will need to utilize a far more balanced attack on offense while playing better as a defensive unit.
Milwaukee was also playing well up until their last game. The Clippers unprecedented 153 point explosion caught the Bucks off guard. What was even more surprising was the fact that Robert Covington scored 43 points and Amir Coffey tallied 32 points.
They are not a duo that is exactly known for scoring in bunches, but Covington and Coffey certainly took care of business in Friday’s win.
It should be noted that the Bucks big three of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday missed the game. The good news is that they all are expected to be active on Sunday against Dallas.
The Bucks will look to shake off the difficult loss and bounce back with a win over the Mavs. Milwaukee is second in the Eastern Conference standings, and they are only a couple of games behind the first-place Miami Heat.
The Bucks would love to enter the playoffs as the first overall seed. However, they need to keep winning and hope that Miami drops most of their remaining games.
For now, Milwaukee will focus on getting the job done against Luka Doncic and the Mavericks.
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- BetUS: Milwaukee -5
- MyBookie: Milwaukee -5
- BetNow: Milwaukee -5
- Bovada: Milwaukee -5
- Betonline: Milwaukee -5
The Milwaukee Bucks are a force to be reckoned with at their home arena. They are 26-13 overall at home and will be even more dangerous with their big three all expected to play on Sunday, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
So it is no wonder why the Bucks are five-point favorites across the board.
But Dallas has not been bad on the road. The Mavericks hold a very respectable 21-18 road record. However, it is going to take all hands on deck if they want to pull off the road upset.
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I fully expect the Mavericks to keep the score close until the very end. But Milwaukee is a team that knows how to finish late in games, and the Mavericks don’t have the firepower to keep up with them on the road.
It should be noted that Luka Doncic is always liable to lead Dallas to victory. But the same can be said about Giannis.
In the end, the Mavericks are the smart betting pick for this Sunday matchup.
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Go ahead and roll with the Milwaukee Bucks -5 on Sunday at their home arena.
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All odds are courtesy of BetUS.
- Washington Wizards +12.5
- Boston Celtics -12.5
Pick: Washington Wizards +12.5
The playoffs are right around the corner, and the Celtics need to win as they are chasing down both Milwaukee and Miami in the East. With that being said, Boston will opt not to play their stars in the fourth quarter if they hold a big lead over Washington. This could allow the Wizards to make up some ground and cover this large spread.
- Philadelphia 76ers -4.5
- Cleveland Cavaliers +4.5
Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5
The Sixers should be able to take care of business in Cleveland on Sunday. The Cavs were once looking like a legitimate threat in the East, but injuries have derailed their season. Although they are still a playoff contender, the 76ers are simply the better team right now.
- Portland Trail Blazers +14.5
- San Antonio Spurs -14.5
Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +14.5
I understand that Portland is just 1-9 over their past ten games, and San Antonio has snuck into the playoff conversation. But I think the Spurs are receiving a bit too much credit here. They still have a record well under .500, and a 14.5-point spread seems a bit much in this contest.
The Spurs should be able to win, but Portland has a solid chance of covering.