Mavericks visit Timberwolves in NBA clash
Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Timberwolves will be trying to slam the Mavericks on Sunday when the teams tip off at Target Center in NBA betting action.
The Mavericks will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 35-26 ATS against the number this season, while the Timberwolves are 26-32-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Dallas is 36-24-1 on the totals; Minnesota is 28-30-1.
For bettors going with the Timberwolves in this one, they were listed earlier as 6.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 200.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Timberwolves and the No. 18-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Mavericks on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 10-rated squad against Dallas's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 28 in the league with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.4 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Dallas was a 102-99 winner in its last match on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 201 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mavericks grabbed a 102-99 win over the Pistons on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from O.J. Mayo at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Timberwolves were a 111-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota was run off the court by the Nuggets on Saturday as Denver blasted them 111-88 at Pepsi Center.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Mavericks at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Dallas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Dallas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games
Dallas at Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 12
Minnesota home to San Antonio, Tuesday, March 12