Dallas Mavericks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 1/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+6)
The Dallas Mavericks (6-4) go to Fiserv Forum on Friday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (8-4). Dallas opens this contest as 6-point underdogs. The total opens at 230.5.
The Dallas Mavericks played the Charlotte Hornets and walked away with a win by a score of 104-93 in their last contest. Dallas ended the contest having earned a 41.7% FG percentage (40 of 96) and converted 15 of their 46 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks knocked down 9 of their 16 shots for a rate of 56.3%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 54 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 22 dimes for this game while getting 8 steals and 12 blocked shots. In relation to defending, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 38.0% from the field on 38 out of 100 shooting. Charlotte dished out 26 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Hornets collected 53 boards (15 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Charlotte ended up shooting 50.0% when shooting free throws by making 7 of their 14 attempts. They also converted 10 of their 38 attempts from distance.
Luka Dončić is a guy who came through in the matchup. He scored 34 points on 14 out of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 34:48 mins and snagged 13 boards. Dončić finished the contest at 56.0% from the field and also recorded 9 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this contest for the Mavericks was Tim Hardaway. He collected 2 rebounds and tallied 3 assists. He ended up shooting 43.8% from the floor in this matchup by going 7-of-16 (18 points). When all was said and done, Hardaway saw the court for 33:26 minutes.
Dallas heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-4 on the year. The Mavericks are shooting 34.8% on shots from distance (138 of 396) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 109.4 pts per game (21st in basketball) while hitting 45.1% from the floor. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 21.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Dallas is pulling in 44.2 boards per game and has totaled 225 assists on the campaign, which ranks 29th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Mavericks have forced 15.6 turnovers every game and they draw 22.3 personal fouls. The Mavericks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.8% (156 of 223) and they concede 45.4 boards per game as a team. They are 3rd in basketball in giving up assists with 218 relinquished on the season. They are giving up 30.9% on shots from downtown and they are 2nd in the league in points per game from their opponents (104.4).
The last time they took the court, the Milwaukee Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 110-101 when they played the Detroit Pistons. The Bucks earned 38 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 48 in the matchup. They blocked 9 tries while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Pistons committed 19 fouls in this game which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a percentage of 64.3%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Milwaukee knocked down 19 of 43 tries (44.2%). Overall, the Bucks went 41 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.2%. The Bucks allowed the Pistons to make 36 out of their 92 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 39.1% in the game. They shot 40.0% from downtown via 14 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). In the matter of rebounding, Milwaukee allowed Detroit to pull down 47 in total (13 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo pitched in for the Bucks in this game. He knocked down 7 of 15 in the game giving him a rate of 46.7%, which had him finishing with 22 points. Antetokounmpo collected 10 rebounds in his 33:28 mins of time on the hardwood and accumulated 10 assists in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Milwaukee was Jrue Holiday. He racked up 21 points in 36:51 mins on the hardwood via 8 of 13 shooting for the game. Holiday finished going 61.5% from the field as well as totaling 5 assists and 6 boards.
Milwaukee has a record of 8-4 so far this year. Milwaukee has scored 1,451 pts on the campaign (120.9 per game) and they average 47.4 boards per contest. The Bucks are committing 19.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 75.1% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are connecting on 49.3% from the floor, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.6 times per game (6th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.2 times per game. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the NBA in PPG given up with 109.5. They give up 22.8 dimes and 43.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 6th and 8th in the NBA. The Milwaukee defense concedes 37.0% on 3-point attempts (163 of 440) and their opponents are converting on 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+6)
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