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Dallas Mavericks vs Milwaukee Bucks: Mavericks Need to Find a Semblance of Offensive Rhythm

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
12 min read
  • The Dallas Mavericks are still looking for their first win of the Summer League
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have looked good behind the play of Sandro Mamukelashvili
  • This will be the sixth of eight games on the Thursday schedule!

Mavericks vs Bucks Odds

Odds taken form BetMGM Sportsbook.

Team Spread Money Line Total
Dallas Mavericks +2.5 (-110)
O182.5 (-110)
Milwaukee Bucks -2.5 (-110)
U182.5 (-110)

Mavericks vs Bucks Pick

The Dallas Mavericks have been struggling on both sides of the court. Given the Bucks’ offensive potential, and the play of Sandro Mamukelashvili, Milwaukee should take the win.

Milwaukee Bucks def. Dallas Mavericks (-145)

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Mavericks Vs Bucks 2022 07 14 Sandro Mamukelashvili

Head-to-Head: Mavericks vs Bucks

Dallas Mavericks Head-to-Head Milwaukee Bucks
George Galanopolous Head Coach Vin Baker
0-3 (29th of 30) Standing 1-1 (17th of 30)
L-L-L Form L-W
86.3 PPG 101.5
96.0 Opp PPG 100.5
-9.7 Diff +1.0

Leaders (Per Game)

J. Hardy, A. Lawson (17.7) PPG S. Mamukelashvili (22.5)
A. Lawson (7.0) RPG S. Mamukelashvili (7.0)
A. Pajola (5.0) APG L. Wigginton (6.0)
A. Pajola (2.0) SPG S. Mamukelashvili (2.0)
M. Wright (1.5) BPG S. Mamukelashvili (1.5)
A. Lawson (.543)/A. Lawson (6.3) FG%/FGM D. Hernandez (.714)/S. Mamukelashvili (7.5)
A. Lawson (.526)/A. Lawson (3.3) 3P%/3PM S. Mamukelashvili (.700)/S. Mamukelashvili (3.5)

Predictions Mavericks vs Bucks

Dallas Mavericks Game Notes

The Dallas Mavericks certainly don’t look like a well-organized offensive team. That tends to come with being a Summer League squad. However if they want to tale down the Bucks, they need to find some semblance of offensive rhythm.

In the Mavericks’ blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns the team shot just 33% from the floor and 32% from three-point range. It isn’t as if they had just poor opportunities, but they weren’t able to capitalize at any level.

The Mavericks need to find a win in this game if they want to redeem their performance through this Summer League. It won’t be easy, as the Bucks displayed an impressive offence.

Mavericks Key Player: (G) Jaden Hardy

After putting on a show in his Summer League debut, Jaden Hardy has struggled in successive games. He’s not shooting particularly well, while his playmaking is almost non-existent.

In Dallas’ blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns, Hardy looked well out of form. He posted just 11 points and 6 rebounds in 26 minutes of play. He shot a paltry 4 of 15 from the field, struggling to finish at the rim or from range.

The Mavericks want Hardy to find his early Summer League form when they face the Bucks. Given his athleticism and shooting ability, getting back on track can put Dallas in a winning position.

Milwaukee Bucks Game Notes

The Milwaukee Bucks have been exciting through the NBA Summer League. While they’ve not been the cleanest team to watch, they’ve shown a versatile offence that hosts many different offensive contributors.

In their narrow loss to the Boston Celtics, the Bucks had four different double-digit scorers. Two of those players, Mamukelashvili and Wigginton, combined for 52 of the team’s 109 points.

If the Bucks want to beat the Mavericks they need to do tighten up their defence. They forced 17 turnovers out of the Celtics, but they allowed them to shoot 41.3% from three-point range on 46 attempts.

Bucks Key Player: (F) Sandro Mamukelashvili

The Milwaukee Bucks are severely lacking in certain areas of their game, but the play of Sandro Mamukelashvili has been incredibly promising for the Milwaukee Bucks. With an inside-out game and a willingness to attack, he’s looked excellent.

In the Bucks’ two-point loss to the Boston Celtics, Mamukelashvili posted 28 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in 31 minutes of play. Not only did he get to the line 10 times, but he also shot 3 of 5 from three-point range.

Mamukelashvili’s offence has been a revelation for the Bucks’ Summer League team, something they hope can translate to the main club. Against Dallas’ leaky defence, Mamukelashvili looks in for another strong game.

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How to Watch Mavericks vs Bucks

Dallas Mavericks vs Milwaukee Bucks Information
Who Dallas Mavericks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Where Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada
When 8:00 PM EST, Thursday, July 14th, 2022
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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