The reason the NBA crafted the conclusion of the regular season the way they did was to determine what the seeds would be for the playoffs, and to fill the eighth and final spots in each conference. When evaluating your NBA Betting – Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks Spread Pick & Prediction at CentSports, you may need to consider that these are two of the teams that are least affected by all of this.
Before evaluating for NBA betting we say that, first of all, because the Bucks are the top seed in the East and are not going to be caught. As for the Mavs, they are the #7 seed in the West, and even though it is possible that they could climb to the #6 spot, it isn’t likely. So it would be a first-round matchup for them against the second seed, which could be the Los Angeles Clippers, though that is up for grabs at the moment.
This game tips off at 8:30 PM ET on Saturday at The Arena on the campus of the ESPN Wide World of Sports near Orlando, and will be televised by ESPN.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo likely to win another MVP award, the Bucks have a two-way star that beats just about anything in the NBA. If any athlete rated a “one name only” designation, it’s this guy. Giannis not only does everything one can possibly do with the ball (including handling the bal land playing something of a “point forward”), he is one of the league’s great defensive stoppers.
And so he fits right in with the culture that has been established by head coach Mike Budenholzer, a Gregg Popovich disciple who previously helped turn things around for the Atlanta Hawks. Under Budenholzer, this club not only has the #8 Offensive Rating in the NBA, they are right at the top of the list when it comes to defense. And defense is very much a “team” exercise.
What’s also critical for CentSports customers to remember in the process of making a Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks Spread Pick & Prediction is that this is a substantial contrast in styles. The Bucks play at a pace that is unmatched by any other team in the league, averaging the most possessions per 48 minutes. Dallas is 18th in the NBA in that category.
One very pertinent thing to keep in mind is that Milwaukee, as good as they are on defense, have allowed more three-point attempts than any other team. That would seem counter-intuitive, since most teams lean toward triples more and more. Yet from a pointspread standpoint, the Bucks are one of the top teams in the league.
Well, they aren’t likely to get in Dallas’ way, since only the Houston Rockets put up more threes than do the Mavericks. And they aren’t exactly throwing bricks, either; Rick Carlisle’s club hit 36.6% of their attempts. Outside threats include two of the most effective and versatile offensive performers in the NBA – Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
NBA Betting – Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks Spread Pick & Prediction
Defensively, the Mavs are at a disadvantage, and that is what has held them back. On offense, their efficiency ranking is freely and clearly the best in the league.
If the Mavs can hit their long-range shots, they are going to present Budenholzer and the Bucks with a major headache. And that is what customers at CentSports, the free sports betting site, need to think about when looking at their NBA Betting – Milwaukee Bucks vs Dallas Mavericks for Saturday night’s action.