NBA Betting Preview: Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks – Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking for their fourth straight road victory when they visit Fiserv Forum to take on the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night. The Bucks will be going for their fourth straight victory overall and sixth in seven games. MyBookie has a moneyline on this game of Milwaukee -280, while Dallas checks in at +230. The Bucks are favored by six points and the over/under is 228.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview: Stay Hot

The Dallas Mavericks come into play with a record of 6-4, and they lead the Southwest Division by a game over the San Antonio Spurs. The Mavericks have won four games in a row and their latest victory came Wednesday night over the Charlotte Hornets. The game marked the return of center Kristaps Porzingis from a knee injury. Porzingis scored 16 points in his return.

Point guard Luka Doncic had a line of 34 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists, and a career-high four blocks. The Mavericks shot just 42% from the field, but they held the Hornets to just 38% and 26% from three-point range. Dallas hit five more 3’s than the Hornets in the game. Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 18 points in the victory.

On the season, the Mavs are led by Doncic and his 27.4 points, 9.6 assists, and 8.3 rebounds per game. Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18.4 points per game and is shooting 42% from behind the arc. Josh Richardson is averaging 13.8 points per game, but has missed the last two games because of health and safety protocols. He may be back for the game Friday night.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview: Back in Familiar Territory

The Milwaukee Bucks come into play with a record of 8-4, they are tied with the Indiana Pacers for first place in the Central Division. The Bucks are currently third in the Eastern Conference behind the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics. In their last game, the Bucks scored a 110-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded a triple-double, with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Milwaukee set the tone in the first quarter with seven three-pointers in 11 attempts to build a 14-point lead after one stanza. The lead swelled to 23 points in the second quarter, and Milwaukee had more three-pointers than Detroit had field goals at one point. Jrue Holiday added 21 points in the victory.

On the season, the Bucks are led by Antetokounmpo, and his 26.2 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Khris Middleton is playing at an all-star level, averaging 21.6 points and 5.7 assists per contest. Holiday is averaging 15.2 points and five assists per contest.

Betting Lines and Predictions

MyBookie has a moneyline on this game of Milwaukee -280, while Dallas currently sits at +230. The Bucks are favored by seven points and the over/under is 228. This is going to be a high scoring game. The question is which team plays better defense. The answer to that question is Milwaukee and that is why they will win this game.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Milwaukee -7

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