Dallas Mavericks versus Milwaukee Bucks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-26-2013

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The 26-28 Milwaukee Bucks will hit the road to face the 25-30 Dallas Mavericks in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Dallas is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this game has the home team Dallas Mavericks favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 211 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met once during the lockout season with Dallas posting the 102-76 home win against the Bucks as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 184 ½ points.

Milwaukee has a road record of 12-14 this season. They drop their third straight and seventh game in eight tries after a 103-102 home defeat to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended right at the closing line of 205 points. The Bucks shot 46.1% from the floor and made 4 of 12 three pointers. They crushed the Hawks on the glass by a 58-41 margin. Milwaukee allows 42.9% shooting to Atlanta and loses because the Bucks turn it over 18 times. Ersan Ilyasova had 19 points and 9 rebounds on 9 of 15 shooting. The Bucks sport an inefficient guard tandem of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings who hover over 40% shooting each. Problem is they are 1-2 in scoring for the team. They drag down Milwaukee to 26th in the NBA in field goal percentage at 43.4% season to date.

The Mavs are 16-11 straight up at home. Dallas had their three game win streak snapped on Sunday in a 103-99 home defeat to the LA Lakers as a -3 point betting favorite. The total ended under 212 points. The Mavericks shot 44.8% from the floor and made 8 of 18 three pointers. Dallas allowed the Lakers 47.2% shooting along with 13 of 25 from three. They sent the Lakers to the free throw line 12 more times. Dirk Nowitzki had 30 points and 13 rebounds on 11 of 19 shooting. It was a critical loss by Dallas as it sent them to the 11th seed in the Western conference and 4 ½ games behind the eighth seeded Houston Rockets for the final playoff spot. For Dallas to make the playoffs they will need to defend better as they rank 27th and fourth to last in the NBA in points allowed per game. They give up 102.6 points a game to opponents.

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