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Disastrous Mavs in tough vs T’Wolves

The Dallas Mavericks will try to ball out at the Target Center tonight when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves.  At 1-8 SU to start the season, the Mavs may be in full tank mode to start the year and opened as 13.5-point road dogs.

Shark Bites
  • Dallas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 against Minnesota.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’s last 7 games on the road.
  • Minnesota is 8-4 in its last 12 at home.

This can’t be how Dirk Nowitzki planned his final years in Dallas. The future Hall of Famer will sail off into the sunset in the near future and if he knew that the Mavericks would be valued around +800 (moneyline) just to win a game, he may have retreated back to Germany sooner. The Mavs have the worst record in the league and have only been favored in two games this season. At 2-8 ATS, bettors should steer clear of placing a wager on the Mavs to cover.

The Timberwolves may be finally figuring things out with their squad. After going 2-3 SU in their first five games, Minnesota has bounced back, going 3-0 SU and ATS in the last three. Integrating Jimmy Butler into the offence was bound to take some time. Now, Butler’s presence is making experts who predicted the T-wolves to potentially make the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season look good (shout-out to Latrell Sprewell). Some may be hesitant to take Minnesota as a double-digit favorite, but the Mavs have been atrocious this season.

The TOTAL opened at 214 and the OVER would be recommended in this matchup. The total has gone OVER in three of four Minnesota home games this season and seven of their nine games overall. Jimmy Buckets, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns know how to light up the scoreboard and the T-wolves average just under 109 points per game (eighth in the league). Add in that Dallas allows 107.5 points per game and it should make the OVER decision that much easier.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Minnesota Timberwolves as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -12-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 213.5 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Timberwolves to win this game 114-101. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-3 so far on the NBA season, and 3-4-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Dallas Mavericks, meanwhile, are 1-9 and 2-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 6-1-1 and the Mavericks go 5-5 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Dallas injuries news.

This game pits the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Dallas Mavericks, who rate No. 28 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Minnesota's No. 8-ranked offense (108.75 PPG) against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 20 at 107.4 PPG. The Minnesota Timberwolves have averaged 46.71% from the field per game, more than the Dallas Mavericks have managed so far this NBA season (41.51% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Harrison Barnes scored 26 points for Dallas on Friday, but the Pelicans managed a 99-94 victory over the Mavericks at American Airlines Center.

Jimmy Butler scored 23 points leading the Timberwolves to a 104-98 victory over New Orleans at Smoothie King Center on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 3-12-1 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Dallas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Dallas is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Dallas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 7-15-2 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Washington, Tuesday, November 7th
Minnesota home to Charlotte, Sunday, November 5th