NBA Betting Preview: Mavericks vs. Bucks

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  • Line movement review ahead of Bucks vs. Mavericks game
  • News & updates for each team

What do you need to know before the Bucks face off against the Mavericks? Settle in, and read our Bucks vs Mavericks betting preview and get up to date before you watch — and bet on Friday’s NBA game.

When and Where To Watch Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks
When: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Where to Watch: ESPN, NBCSB, FSFL, NBA League Pass @ 7:30PM EST
Odds: Bucks -290 | Mavericks +240 | O228.0
How to Bet: Best Online Sportsbook Reviews

Line Movement

The line opened at Bovada with the Bucks as home favorites at -238, and slowly moved to -290 through Thursday evening to Friday, the 15th. The Mavericks opened at +200, dipping to +198 in the early hours of Friday, rising to +240 Friday afternoon.

The point spread has remained consistent, starting at an even -6 -110 for the Bucks and +6 -110 for the Mavericks, with the Bucks dipping to -115, only to return to the -110 line in the hours before the game. The Mavericks experienced a similar move, from +6 -105 to +6 -110, back to +7 -105.

Milwaukee Bucks News & Notes

The Milwaukee Bucks have found a rhythm, and despite facing off against a team with Luka Doncic as an asset, they’re 8-4 this season against the Mavericks 6-4 standing.

The Bucks have high-scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo in their pocket, plus high-scorer Khris Middleton with a 21.6 point-per-game average. The Bucks enter this game at spot no. 2 in Eastern Conference standings, 5 spots ahead of the Hornets who recently suffered a loss against the Mavericks.

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Luka Doncic. He holds a 27.4 game-point average with the Mavericks for the 20-21 season so far.

Dallas Mavericks News & Notes

Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle has just reached 800 career wins (a feat only 15 other coaches have achieved) — will this translate into a stellar season for the Mavericks?

It looks like it certainly could. MVP-Favorite Doncic rivals Antetokounmpo’s point scoring with an average of 27.4 game-point average. Though the Mavericks sit at spot 6 in the Western Conference standings, they’re riding high on Carlisle’s recent historic-making win, and Porzingis’ return after suffering a knee injury.

Game Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -290

Like we said, don’t discount the Bucks — they’re up against a powerhouse team, but with a steady season going and only one home loss under their belt so far this season, it’s quite possible the Bucks will keep that rhythm up as home favorites and maintain their #2 Eastern Conference position.

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