Love him or hate him Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is a great copy. Cuban transformed the Mavericks into a valued Dallas institution. Not to mention an NBA champion. Few owners in any sport have made such an impact. In like manner is what Giannis Antetokounmpo has done for the Bucks. Milwaukee had long languished as an NBA afterthought. Giannis powered them into a respected team with the NBA lines. Gamblers trust the Bucks as a team that has made profits for two years running. Most important of all Milwaukee boasts the best record in the NBA. Casual gamblers have taken notice.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks
|Date and Time:||Saturday, August 8, 2020, 8:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||The Arena (WWOS) Orlando, Florida|
|Bucks vs. Mavericks TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|Bucks vs. Mavericks SBG Odds:||Click Here|
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks SBG Odds Overview
At the onset of this matchup will be a check of the lineup. Each team is assured of a sports betting playoff spot. Thus “load management” is a concern. Milwaukee is more respected by the public. But veteran handicappers have noticed a consistent increase in Bucks prices. Dallas is a favorite team of sharps. Offsetting that is greater public awareness of their ability. Namely, Luca Doncic has begun to do for Dallas what Giannis did for Milwaukee. Defensively the Bucks could generate under the total handle. Dallas’ lack of defense may drive the opposite effect.
Milwaukee Bucks Team Overview
Overall, the Bucks are 54-14 straight up, 37-31 against the spread, with 32 overs. Milwaukee has failed to cover seven of their last nine.
Key Milwaukee Bucks: PF Giannis Antetokounmpo 29.9 PTS, 13.8 REB, 5.8 AST, 55.0 FG%, 30.8 3P%, 30.8 FT%, SG Khris Middleton 21.1 PTS, 6.3 REB, 4.2 AST, 49.5 FG%, 41.2 3P%, 91.2 FT%, PG Eric Bledsoe 15.4 PTS, 4.6 REB, 5.4 AST, 48.2 FG%, 34.8 3P%, 81.3 FT%
Dallas Mavericks Team Overview
Dallas is gushing red ink with seven losses in their last nine games vs. the line. As a result, the Mavericks are 41-29 straight up, 35-32-3 vs. the line with 29, under.
Key Dallas Mavericks: SG Luka Doncic 28.9 PTS, 9.3 REB, 8.8 AST, 46.1 FG%, 31.2 3P%, 75.5 FT%, PF Kristaps Porzingis 19.8 PTS, 9.6 REB, 1.7 AST, 42.4 FG%, 35.0 3P%, 78.0 FT%, SG Tim Hardaway Jr. 15.8 PTS, 3.3 REB, 2.0 AST, 43.3 FG%, 40.3 3P%, 81.0 FT%
Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks Against the Spread
The Bucks are:
- 10-5 against the spread in their last 15 games as a chalk
- 2-5 under the total laying points
- 4-13-1 vs. the odds as a favorite against the Mavericks
- 6-3 over the total when laying points to Dallas
The Mavericks are:
- 11-9-1 against the spread as a dog
- 5-8 under the total when getting points
- 10-3-1 vs. the odds head to head overall with the Bucks
- 4-2 over the total in their last six games with Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks SBG Best Bet
In this situation, the Mavericks could offer enhanced value with the NBA lines. Squares will flood Milwaukee due to Giannis and the record. Accordingly, oddsmakers know this and will compensate for the price. Luka Doncic can keep Dallas within the number. In fact, he could well spark an outright upset. Milwaukee’s value decline is not to be ignored.
Bucks vs. Mavericks SBG Best Bet: Dallas Mavericks