Bucks vs Mavericks: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – April 8, 2021

Written By Staff on April 8, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks (32-18) take on the Dallas Mavericks (28-22) as  favorites on Thursday, April 8 at 9:00 PM ET on BSSW. The point total is set at in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 8, 2021, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bucks vs Mavericks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 8

P.J. Tucker: Out (Calf),
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Day To Day (Knee)

Tyrell Terry: Out (Personal),
Maxi Kleber: Out (Leg),
Trey Burke: Out (Calf),
JJ Redick: Out (Heel),
Willie Cauley-Stein: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Bucks and Mavericks Records ATS

  • Milwaukee has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, putting together a record of 22-28 against the spread.
  • The Bucks have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 1.5 points, going 22-25 this season.
  • 30 of 50 Milwaukee games this season (60%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Dallas has met expectations of oddsmakers this season with an even 25-25 record ATS.
  • For the 29th time this season, the Mavericks are at least a 1.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 14-14 against the spread.
  • 30 of Dallas’ 50 games (60%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/15/2021 Bucks Bucks -8 230 -333 266 Regular Season 112-109 MIL
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Scoring Trends

  • Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over on Thursday’s 228.5 total in 31 out of 50 games (62%) this season.
  • 17 Dallas games this year (34% of its matchups) finished with a final point total greater than Thursday’s over/under of 228.5 points.
  • On average, the Bucks have seen a 232.3 over/under in their games this season, 3.8 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 7.5 points more than the average over/under in Mavericks’ games this season (221 points).
  • The Bucks have an average implied point total of 119.4 this season, which is 4.4 points higher than their implied total in Thursday’s game (115).
  • Milwaukee has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (115) 31 times this season.
  • The 114.8-point average implied total on the season for the Mavericks is 0.8 more points than the team’s 114-point implied total in this matchup.
  • This season, Dallas has scored more than this game’s implied total of 114 points 20 times.
  • The Bucks are the NBA’s highest-scoring team (119.3 PPG), while the Mavericks allow their opponents the eighth-fewest points per game (109.6) in the league.
  • The Bucks have put up a total of 314 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 6.3 per game), and the Mavericks have out-scored opponents by 94 points on the season (1.8 more per game).

Bucks Leaders

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring (28.8 points per game), rebounding (11.4 per game) and assisting (6.2 per game).
  • Antetokounmpo’s points prop total for the contest is set at 22.5, 6.3 points lower than his season average of 28.8.
  • Khris Middleton connects on 2.2 threes per game to lead the Bucks.
  • Middleton’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots higher than his season average of 2.2.
  • Milwaukee’s blocks leader is Brook Lopez, who averages 1.4 per game. Jrue Holiday leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a contest.
  • Lopez’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks higher than his season average of 1.4.

Mavericks Leaders

  • Luka Doncic’s strong showing this season give him the top spot on the Mavericks scoring and assists leaderboards with 28.5 points per game and 8.7 assists per game.
  • Doncic’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 40.5, 4.9 less than his season average of 45.4.
  • Kristaps Porzingis collects all of the boards and is the Dallas leader in rebounds, grabbing 9.0 per game.
  • Porzingis’ rebounding prop over/under for the contest is set at 11.5 boards, 2.5 rebounds higher than his season average of 9.0.
  • Doncic makes more threes per game than any other member of the Mavericks, cashing in 3.0 treys per game.
  • Doncic’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 4.5, 1.5 shots higher than his season average of 3.0.
  • Nobody on Dallas grabs more steals than Doncic (1.0 per game) or blocks more shots than Porzingis (1.6 per game).
  • Porzingis’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks lower than his season average of 1.6.


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