Bucks vs Mavericks Prediction & Player Props: Giannis vs Luka

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks travel to Dallas to take on Luka Dončić and the Mavericks in a battle of two of the best players in the NBA.

The Bucks come into this game sitting second in the East and wanting to assert their continued dominance and keep pace with the first place Boston Celtics.

Giannis has been sensational to start the year, averaging over 32 points, 11 rebounds and almost 6 assists per game.

He has been carrying the Bucks and it has been paying off. On the other side, Luka has been doing the same but with not quite the same results.

Dončić has also been exceptional this year, averaging 32 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists per game.

His incredible play has not led to as many wins the same way it has for Giannis and the Bucks.

The Mavericks are sitting are 13-11 and are middle of the pack in the West.

They have been playing great ball the past 2 weeks, winning their last 5 of 6 and they will look to build on that momentum tonight against this strong Bucks squad.

In a battle of two European Superstars, who will come out on top in this awesome Friday night nightcap?

Let’s dive in…


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  • Bucks -1 (-112)
  • Mavericks +1 (-108)


  • Bucks (-118)
  • Mavericks (+100)


  • Over 224.5 (-110)
  • Under 224.5 (-110)


All indications here point to a great, close battle where Luka and Giannis go toe to toe.

I agree and am looking forward to watching this game.

I am riding with the Mavericks at home in this matchup as well.

They have been playing better basketball the past 2 weeks, giving Luka offensive help.

Even with other players like Hardaway and Wood stepping up on the offensive end, I know Luka will go out to put on a show tonight and get another big win at home.

Best Bet

Mavericks Moneyline (+100)

Prop of the Game

Luka o8.5 assists (+106)

I know I talked about Luka scoring and how I think he takes over tonight. And I think he does.

But I love his assists even more because of his matchup with the Bucks.

He has 9+ assists in 6 of his 7 matchups against the Bucks and in 5 straight, dating back to 2019.

Something about this matchup allows Luka to be more of a facilitator than an all out scorer.

I will also be laddering his assists, because he has 12+ assists in 4 of the last 5 against the Bucks and 14+ in 2 of those 5.

I love everything Luka tonight but give me his assists for the awesome value.


Luka 10+ assists (+170)

12+ assists (+460)

14+ assists (+1100)

Enjoy this one and the awesome slate of NBA games tonight.

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Daniel Collins
Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NBA, and NHL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. You can follow him on X @SweatpantJesus. Peace and Love

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