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Mavericks visit Timberwolves in hoops battle

Dallas MavericksMinnesota Timberwolves
17-13December 30, 2013, 08:00 | Target Center15-15

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Dallas when they hit take on the Timberwolves on Monday in pro hoops betting action.

The Timberwolves sit at 15-15 (17-13 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Mavericks are currently 17-13 (15-14-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 15-15 OU, and Dallas is 17-13 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Timberwolves in this one, they were listed earlier as -5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 214 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game pits the Timberwolves, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-98 victory for the Timberwolves.

In their last action, Dallas was a 105-83 winner on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Chicago was run off the court by the Mavericks on Saturday as Dallas blasted the Bulls 105-83 at United Center.

The Timberwolves were a 117-95 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Milwaukee was run off the court by the Timberwolves on Saturday as Minnesota blasted the Bucks 117-95 at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 27 in the league with 40.67 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 7.93 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 8 with 8.53 per contest.

Next up:
Dallas at Washington, Wednesday, January 1st
Minnesota home to Charlotte, Wednesday, January 1st