NBA odds preview - Bucks vs. Mavericks
Milwaukee Bucks vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
American Airlines Center features an NBA battle between the host Dallas Mavericks and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in betting action on Tuesday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Mavericks currently sports a record of 25-30, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-23 ATS. The Bucks are 26-28 and 24-29-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks post a 34-20-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bucks have gone 27-27 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Mavericks and the No. 13-ranked Bucks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-99 result in favor of the Mavericks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 14-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 12 in the league with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 6.4 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 98.3 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Milwaukee was a 103-102 loser at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Ersan Ilyasova scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Bucks to victory (they lost 103-102 to Atlanta at Bradley Center on Saturday).
The Mavericks were a 103-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Mavericks got a terrific 30-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki but Los Angeles handed them a 103-99 defeat on Sunday at American Airlines Center.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bucks at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
Dallas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
Milwaukee at Houston, Wednesday, February 27
Dallas at Memphis, Wednesday, February 27