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Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 2/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Bucks at Dallas Mavericks
Date & Time Friday February 8, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
The Line
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +8 -- Over/Under: 222.5
TV Channel
FSWI
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NBA | Milwaukee Bucks at Dallas Mavericks
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27 points and 12.4 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.3 points and 4.2 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won seven of their last eight road games.

The Dallas Mavericks look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 109.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 20.6 points and 5.5 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 19 points and 3.5 rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Dwight Powell is grabbing four rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last eight home games.

The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Friday games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Mavericks are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bucks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 1-9-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The under is 16-5 in Mavericks last 21 overall. The under is 12-5 in Bucks last 17 road games.

The Dallas Mavericks seem to have thrown in the towel on the season with some of the trades they've made, so there may not be the same value on this club there was before in the underdog role. The Milwaukee Bucks have been the most cosnsitent team in the league both SU and ATS, and they're winning by an average of 15.4 points in their last five games and 5.8 points on the road. The Bucks are winning at an insane rate and majority of their recent wins are by double digits. In fact, the Bucks are 12-7 ATS this season when a favorite of at least nine points. If it's not broke don't fix it. I'll keep backing the Bucks, the second most profitable team in the league. 

Pick:
Milwaukee Bucks -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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