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Mavericks vs Timberwolves NBA Game Preview

Dallas MavericksMinnesota Timberwolves
3-2November 08, 2013, 08:00 | Target Center3-2

The Timberwolves will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Mavericks at Target Center in NBA wagering action.

This season the Timberwolves are 3-2 overall and 3-2 ATS against the number, while the Mavericks are 3-2 and 3-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Minnesota is 2-3 on the OU, and Dallas is 4-1.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Timberwolves as -3-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 209 earlier at GTbets.eu.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Timberwolves) and the No. 18 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-100 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 107-93 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dallas suffered a 107-93 loss against Oklahoma City on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Monta Ellis in a losing effort at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 106-93 result against the Warriors on November 6. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kevin Love scored 25 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 106-93 against Golden State in NBA action at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 102.8 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 26 at 106.4 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 40.45% so far, less than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.64% per game.

Next up:
Dallas at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 9th
Minnesota at Los Angeles, Sunday, November 10th