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Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks

February 3, 2024


Two of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA will face off against each other on Saturday when the Milwaukee Bucks travel to Dallas, Texas to face the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 PM ET and will air on Bally Sports Wisconsin and Bally Sports West+.

The Milwaukee Bucks enter this game with the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference with a record of 32-16, however, the Bucks are on a two-game losing streak following Wednesday’s 116-119 loss on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers. The success of the Bucks this season can be attributed to their offensive play as they are averaging the 2nd most points per game with an average of 123.88 points per game, however, they have been one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA as they are allowing the 8th most points per game with an average of 119.94 points allowed per game. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the best players in the NBA and leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 30.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game and is 4th in the NBA in scoring and 5th in rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks enter this matchup in 8th place in the Western Conference with a record of 26-22 following Wednesday’s 87-121 blowout loss on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dallas has been one of the best offensive teams in the NBA as they are averaging the 8th most points per game in the league with an average of 118.25 points per game. Luka Doncic has played a pivotal role in the success Dallas has had offensively as he enters this game leading the NBA in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 34.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.6 assists per game and is in 2nd in the NBA in scoring and 3rd in assists this season. Defensively, the Mavericks have been below-average as they are allowing an average of 118.63 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.53 points per game.

BookMaker has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. Milwaukee has won six of the last ten including the previous three meetings. The Mavericks are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten while the Bucks are 2-0-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-29-1 ATS overall, 8-14 ATS on the road, and 17-27-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Dallas Mavericks are 24-24 ATS overall, 11-15 ATS at home, and 9-13 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Milwaukee enters this game with the better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the previous three contests. However, the Mavericks have been the better team at covering the spread going 5-4-1 in the last ten games in the series while having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 24-24 ATS overall while the Bucks are 18-29-1 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Dallas Mavericks when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

Spooky Express Pick: Dallas Mavericks +4