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Timberwolves home to Mavericks in NBA betting action

Dallas MavericksMinnesota Timberwolves
Jan 1, 7:00 PM | Target Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

1-3TEAM RECORD0-3

Dallas travels to Minnesota on Sunday, hoping to boost its 1-3 mark with a victory over the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves sit at 0-3 (3-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Mavericks are currently 1-3 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 0-2-1 OU, and Dallas is 3-1 OU.

View Dallas vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Mavericks before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 204.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Timberwolves) and the No. 6 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-94 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 9-ranked offense (98.7 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.5 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 104 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mavericks were a 99-86 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas got 19 points from Ian Mahinmi en route to a 99-86 victory over Toronto on Friday at American Airlines Center.

The Timberwolves were a 103-101 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 25 points and 12 rebounds from Kevin Love in a losing cause in a 103-101 loss to Miami on Friday at Target Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 0-10

A few Mavericks at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Minnesota's last 25 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Oklahoma City, Monday, January 2
Minnesota home to San Antonio, Monday, January 2

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