Dallas Mavericks (6-4) at Milwaukee Bucks (8-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -6 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Dallas Mavericks look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 109.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 27.4 points and 8.3 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.9 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.2 points and 10.1 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 21.6 points and 5.7 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is dishing 1.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bucks are 24-11 ATS in their last 35 Friday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The under is 6-2 in Mavericks last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Bucks last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Mavericks are 3-0-2 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and 12-3-2 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are the better team and are going to be favored at home, but the Mavericks are quietly playing impressive basketball and they're as healthy as they've been all season with the return of Porzingis. The Mavs have the offense and the outside shooting to give this Bucks defense some issues, and they've won the last two meetings against the Bucks. I want the points with the Mavericks here.