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Timberwolves vs Mavericks NBA Game Preview

Minnesota Timberwolves Dallas Mavericks
33-32 March 19, 2014, 08:30 | American Airlines Center 41-27



The Mavericks will hit the floor running against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Dallas will face the 33-32 Timberwolves, who own a 32-33 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Mavericks are 36-32 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Timberwolves are 28-33-4 favoring the OVER.View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Mavericks in this one found them as -6-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 209.5 at Bovada.

This game pits the Mavericks, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-98 victory for the Timberwolves.

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Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 104-102 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves got a 31-point performance from Kevin Martin as Minnesota handed Sacramento a 104-102 defeat on Sunday at Target Center.

Dallas won its last outing, a 94-89 result against the Celtics on March 17. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dallas got 19 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 94-89 victory over Boston on Monday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 27-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 8 in the league with 8.51 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 7.38 per outing.

Next up:
Minnesota at Houston, Thursday, March 20th
Dallas home to Denver, Friday, March 21st