The Milwaukee Bucks have won five straight games, and they will look to make it six against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. Dallas has been making a ton of trades of late, and there will definitely be a feeling out process for the Mavericks. The Mavericks have won two straight games, but they have struggled for much of the season.
Milwaukee comes into this game with the best record in the entire NBA at 40-13. The Bucks have complete control of the Central Division, but they have lost nine games on the road already this season. Dallas has improved their record to 25-28 on the season, but they are outside of the playoff race in the Western Conference. The Bucks are an eight-point favorite over the Mavericks in this game.
Bucks Doing Everything Well
If you look at the season statistics for the Milwaukee Bucks, it is easy to see why they have the best record in the NBA. The Bucks are second in the NBA with 117.8 points per game and are also top-10 in defense, allowing just 107.6 points per game. Milwaukee has an extremely deep team that is playing with terrific chemistry this season. The Bucks still have some room for improvement, but they have a team that is capable of challenging any team in the NBA.
Giannis Antetokounmpo looks like the MVP of the NBA so far this season and is leading the Bucks in nearly every category. The “Greek Freak” is averaging 27.0 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists this season, and has the capability to lead his team to a victory almost every night. Milwaukee is shooting better than 37 percent from the three-point line, and they have plenty of support around their leader.
Mavericks Planning For Future
The Dallas Mavericks are just outside of the playoff race in the Western Conference, but they aren’t concerned about this season. The Mavericks have a future NBA in star in rookie point guard Luka Doncic, and they are making some big moves ahead of the trade deadline. Dallas is in the bottom third of the league in scoring, but that number will improve greatly in future seasons. The Mavericks have been solid at home this season, posting a 19-7 record in Dallas.
Luka Doncic has been having an outstanding rookie season, but he has lost some of the best players around him. Doncic leads the team with 20.6 points per game and has also grabbed over 7 rebounds and dished out 5.5 assists per game. The Mavericks will go as far as he can take them in the coming seasons, and the fans in Dallas are excited about what is to come. Dallas might struggle to finish out this season, but better seasons are on the horizon.
Bucks Win in Dallas
The Mavericks have been a very good team at home so far this season, but they aren’t the same team as they were a few weeks ago. Dallas doesn’t care about competing this season, and that mentality won’t help them against one of the best teams in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks are an absolute force to be reckoned with, and they will blow out the Mavericks in this game. Bet the Bucks -8.0 over the Dallas Mavericks.