The Dallas Mavericks need to win their final four regular-season games to have a shot to move up to third in the Western Conference, but that won’t be easy as the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks are next to the schedule. They lost to the Bucks back in December at the American Airlines Center, but superstar Luka Doncic did not play.
Milwaukee has won six of its last nine games, and they are tough to defeat when Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday are all healthy. The Bucks need to win to stay second in the Eastern Conference as they are just a half-game up on the Celtics. It will be a chance for two European superstars to put on a show in primetime in their home countries too.
Both teams are fighting for playoff position on Sunday afternoon, so fans can expect a postseason atmosphere in Milwaukee. It is a cannot miss contest, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks: How to watch
Start time: 12:00 p.m. CT or 1:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: ABC (national)
Watch online: Watch ESPN or ESPN app
Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks: Injury report
The Mavs ruled out Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot), Sterling Brown (health and safety), Trey Burke (now with team), Theo Pinson (finger), and Moses Wright (G league) for Sunday’s contest. Maxi Kleber is questionable with right ankle soreness.
The Bucks listed Giannis Antetokounmpo as probable with knee soreness and ruled out DeAndre’ Bembry after having knee surgery.
Fans should be sure to check social media just before tipoff for updates on Kleber and Giannis and to find out any late-breaking injury news.
Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 5.0-point underdogs in Milwaukee, and the odds are plus-175 for a Dallas win on the moneyline. The game’s over/under is 228.0.
Luka Doncic odds to produce 40 or more rebounds plus points is set at plus-100. The 23-year-old-has scored over 30 points in four straight games, and he should be able to make it happen against Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon.
Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks predictions
Doncic is going to put on a show in Milwaukee as he attempts to lift the Mavs down the stretch. Expect him to drop 32 and fall just short of his 11th triple-double of the season as Dallas falls to the Bucks in Milwaukee. It will be a close contest where the Mavericks cover the spread, and the game goes under 228.
Dallas will have no answers for the Greek Freak on Sunday afternoon. Expect Giannis to go for 30 points and 15 rebounds as the Bucks secure a tight home win to stay second in the East.
The Dallas Mavericks are one of the hottest teams in the league, and they want to move into third in the Western Conference. Dallas needs to win in Milwaukee to have a chance, but will they do it? Tune in to find out on Sunday afternoon.