Dallas Mavericks vs Milwaukee Bucks / NBA – Dallas has largely changed the composition in the last couple of days and has showed intention to make a true team for the future around the young Doncic. They will need a lot of time for this, that is for sure, so they cannot really expect to win now against the Bucks, regardless of their home field.
Dallas Mavericks vs Milwaukee Bucks begins 09.02.2019 at 02:30 CET
There were a lot of rumours about Doncic and Smith Jr. not being able to play together, and something had to be changed. That is what happened, so Smith Jr. together with Mathhews and Jordan was sent to New York, from which the Mavs have brought Porzingis, Hardaway Jr., Lee and Burke. Even though he is injured for a long time, Porzingis, should be the real successor to Nowitzki and it can be said that this could be a great job for Mavs. Also, at the last day of the transitional period, they have sent Barnes to Kings’ in exchange for veteran Randolph and the young wing Jackson.
So they mixed the entire team. Only Doncic remained on the starter, and the question is how much it will affect Dallas in their fight for the play-off position, because they are currently 11th in the West with the effect of 25-28 and they are five wins behind the eight ranked Clippers. As we have already said, time is working for the Mavs. Doncic and Porzingis are the nucleus of this team, so they only need to adjust the rest of the team and we are sure that the play-off future is before the team of Marc Cuban.
Probable lineups Dallas Mavericks: Brunson, Doncic, Finney-Smith, Powell, Kleber
Milwaukee is in a much better situation than Dallas at the moment and they are not without reason the best NBA team at this point. They are leading the East and the entire league with the effect of 40-13, and after the Warriors, they have the best score as guests this season (17-9). They have won 10 of the last 11 matches, and coach Budenholzer, who arrived in the team last May, is doing his job fantastically. They have defeated all the best teams in the East this season and are the most serious candidates for the championship title.
They have defeated Dallas on their field with 116:110, and Buck's top five have scored 100 points against the Mavs. The Bucks have two days ago traded the young center Thone Maker with Stanley Johnson, but they have sent Johnson, along with Jason Smith in the last hour of the transitional period, to the Pelicans in exchange for Nikola Mirotic, who will be a great boost for Milwaukee.
Probable lineups Milwaukee Bucks: Brogdon, Bledsoe, Middleton, Antetokounmpo, Lopez
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We have already pointed out that the Mavs will now need time to “regroup” (although they defeated the Hornets in the last match, with the third triple-double effect by Doncic), which makes the Bucks big favourites in this match. That is why we expect their safe victory in hot Texas.
Pick: Milwaukee -8 points
Odds: 1.93 at 10bet (down to 1.83 can be played)
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