Betting on today’s Mavericks and Bucks game? Catch the action at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI, as the Bucks hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 241 points, with the Bucks being the favored team playing at home against the Mavericks.


The Pick: Dallas Mavericks +2.5

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 8:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 119-105 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 17 threes.

Will the Mavericks Defense Show Up on the Road?

The Mavericks head into today’s action with an overall record of 9-3 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. At the moment, the team holds 2nd place in the Western Conference and 1st place in the Southwest division.

In terms of the spread, Dallas currently holds an ATS record of 7-5, which is above .500. As the favorite this season, Dallas is 6-4 vs. the spread while going 1-1 as the underdog.

In their latest game, Dallas’ offense looked good, scoring 130 points against the Wizards. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52.2% and made 17/29 free throws. The team’s scoring leader is Luka Doncic, who holds an average of 30.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18.7 points per game this season.

At present, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 25th, allowing 118.7 points per game.

For the season, Dallas is ranked 28th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.2 free-throws per game vs. the Mavericks and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.4%.

Does Milwaukee Have What it Takes at Home?

Coming into today’s matchup, the Bucks will be looking to build on their current three game winning streak and their overall record is currently 8-4. Away from their home court, the Bucks have a 3-3 record this season, in contrast to their 5-1 record at home.

Milwaukee currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 3-9 at this point. Milwaukee has failed to cover the spread in three straight home games and are 1-5 ATS at home compared to 2-4 on the road.

Milwaukee finished with 130 points in their game against the Hornets. This total surpasses their season-average of 118.1 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 28.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Damian Lillard also maintains a PPG average of 24.6 heading into game.

At this time, the Bucks’ defense is positioned 23rd in the NBA, permitting 116.2 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 53.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.4% of their three-point attempts.