The team that holds the best record in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks (55-14), are facing the Dallas Mavericks (41-30). Bucks are taking things slow and are 2-2 in the restart. On the other hand, Mavs are struggling and are just 1-3. They have fallen to the seventh place of the West.
Date/Time: 08-08-2020, 20:30 EDT
Spread: Dallas Mavericks +5.5 Total: +234.5
Mavericks have a 41-30 record (35-33-3 ATS) and are 7th in the West. They are 1-3 in the restart and in their last game they lost against the Clippers, 111-126. They failed to cover the +4 spread.
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Luka Doncic leads the team both in scoring with 29 ppg and in assists made with 8.8. He also adds 9.4 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis follows with 20 ppg and a team-high 9.5 rebounds per game.
Bucks have a 55-14 record (38-31 ATS) and are first in the whole league. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak with a 130-116 win over the Heat, covering the -9.5 handicap.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring with 29.7 ppg, in rebounding with 13.7 and in assists made with 5.8. Kris Middleton follows with 21.1 ppg, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
Mavs won the previous meetings against the Bucks on the road by 4 points.
Milwaukee has the best offense in the league (118.7 to 116.7). They are also better defensively (107.9 to 111.2).
Bucks have a better FG% (47.8% to 46%), while Mavericks have a better 3pt% (36.6% to 35.4%).
Milwaukee leads the league in rebounding (51.8 to 47.2) and they are also better assists made (25.9 to 24.5). Dallas commits fewer turnovers per game (12.8 to 15.1).
Bookmakers give the Bucks a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. Mavericks have been disappointing in the restart and they don’t stand a chance tonight.
Bucks vs Mavericks Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 (-110)