Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks - 12/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (17-8) at Milwaukee Bucks (24-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -11 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks meet Monday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a statement win after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 118.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29.3 points and 8.9 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 16.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and J.J. Barea is dishing 3.1 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won their last four road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another win to build on their 18-game winning streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 121.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31 points and 12.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing five rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.3 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks haven’t lost a home game since October 26.
The Mavericks are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The under is 14-5 in Bucks last 19 Monday games. The Mavericks are 2-0-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Milwaukee and 6-1-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Milwaukee and 24-11 in the last 35 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are winning by an average of 15.7 points at home this season and are winning their last five games by an average of 16.4 points. The Dallas Mavericks have been kind to bettors all season and are 8-2 ATS on the road, but they lose a lot of their appeal with the Doncic injury, as he's the Mavs best scorer and greater for others. With no Luka, I'm going to eat the big number with the red hot Bucks on their home court.