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Minnesota TimberwolvesDallas Mavericks
March 24, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

17-54TEAM RECORD49-21

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Dallas and Minnesota on Thursday, with the host Mavericks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Mavericks sport records of 49-21 and 36-32-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Timberwolves sit at 17-54 and 31-40 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 41-29 for the Mavericks and 34-36-1 for the Timberwolves.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Mavericks and the No. 20-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-95 result in favor of the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 100.3 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 30 at 107.1 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.7% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 109.3 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 127-95 loser as they battled the Kings at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 222 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Sacramento and falling 127-95 at Target Center.

The Mavericks were a 101-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (174) made winners of UNDER bettors. The battle between the Mavericks and Warriors didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Golden State was handed a 101-73 defeat on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Timberwolves at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Minnesota's last 24 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing Minnesota
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Dallas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, Friday, March 25
Dallas at Utah, Saturday, March 26