The 2022 NBA betting season continues with a loaded 12-game Sunday schedule, so we’ll take a closer look at the interconference clash between the Mavericks and Bucks to help you choose the best Mavericks vs. Bucks betting pick as well as recent odds changes.
The two-game regular-season series between Dallas and Milwaukee will conclude. In December, the Bucks outlasted the Mavericks 102-95 as 3.5-point underdogs away from home.
The Dallas Mavericks had a three-game winning streak stopped on Friday when they lost 135-103 to the Washington Wizards. The Mavericks were playing as 7.5-point road favorites in the game.
The Dallas Mavericks’ defense was not good against the Washington Wizards. The Wizards shot well and made a lot of three pointers. The Mavericks shot poorly, especially from three point range. Luka Doncic led the team in scoring with 36 points.
The Mavericks have had a good record in their last seven games. They have won 5 out of the 7 games and they also covered the point spread in all of those games. They are currently in 4th place in the Western Conference and they are half a game behind 3rd place Golden State Warriors.
The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 153-119 this past Friday. The Bucks rested their top players, but they were still listed as 3.5-point favorites.
Even though Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Brook Lopez all didn’t play, the Clippers still lost. LA also gave a day off to its best players. Robert Covington dropped 43 points on the reigning champs, who couldn’t make stops all night long.
Milwaukee is still the number two seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks have done well recently, winning six out of nine games while also covering the spread. They are behind Miami by only one game, and Boston is close behind them.
The Bucks should be able to win on Sunday against the Mavericks. They have enough weapons to keep Luka Doncic from scoring a lot of points, while the Mavericks’ frontcourt will have a hard time competing with Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks’ length should make the difference in this game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been playing very well lately, averaging 34.9 points and 12.6 rebounds over his last eight games. Luka Doncic has also been doing well lately, averaging 28.8 points, 8.1 boards, and 8.4 assists over his last eight games.
The Mavericks play at a slower pace than any other team in the NBA. They average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes. In their last ten games, they have averaged 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes while the Bucks have averaged 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes.Dallas is going to try to make the game slow. So, I am betting that the total will be less than the announced amount. The Mavericks need to make Milwaukee play in a half-court game in order to have a chance of winning.