Milwaukee Bucks vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
The Arena is the venue where Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks (41-30, 2nd in the Southwest Division) will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (55-14, 1st in the Central Division) on Saturday. The Bucks are covering the spread 55.1% of the time, having gone 38-31-0 ATS. Dallas covers the spread 51.5% of the time, going 35-33-3 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
08/06/20 SG Seth Curry Leg is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
06/29/20 C Willie Cauley-Stein COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 SG Courtney Lee Calf is out for season
02/24/20 PG Jalen Brunson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.7 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 13.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Luka Doncic averages 29.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 8.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 118.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the league with 116.7 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Mavericks are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Mavericks surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Dallas is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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