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Mavericks host Timberwolves in basketball action

Minnesota TimberwolvesDallas Mavericks
Nov 12, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Odds


Dallas looks to cover the Mavericks-Timberwolves pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 4-3 mark when they host Minnesota in NBA action.

Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 4-2 and 5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Mavericks are at 4-3 and 3-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Mavericks are 5-2, while the Timberwolves are 3-3.

View Minnesota vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Mavericks sat as 7.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 193.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Mavericks, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 24 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-99 victory for the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 104.7 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 5 at 89.5 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.7% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 96 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 87-80 loser on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (167) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 18 points from Nikola Pekovic but lost anyway 87-80 against the Bulls on Saturday at United Center.

The Mavericks were a 101-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Mavericks endured a 101-97 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from O.J. Mayo at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 0-10
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 9-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Timberwolves at Mavericks trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Dallas
Minnesota is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games when playing Minnesota
Dallas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Charlotte, Wednesday, November 14
Dallas home to Washington, Wednesday, November 14