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NBA Matchup - Mavericks Timberwolves Odds Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesDallas Mavericks
8-9November 30, 2013, 08:30 | American Airlines Center10-7

Dallas looks to cover the Mavericks-Timberwolves pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-7 mark when they host Minnesota in NBA action.

Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 8-9 and 9-8 ATS so far this season, while the Mavericks are at 10-7 and 8-8-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Mavericks are 8-9, while the Timberwolves are 7-10.

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Mavericks installed as -4.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 208.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mavericks at No. 9 and the Timberwolves at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-97 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 117-110 loser as they battled the Nuggets at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves wasted a 29-point performance from Kevin Martin as Denver ran past them 117-110 on Wednesday at Target Center.

The Mavericks were an 88-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Mavericks to victory (they lost 88-87 to Atlanta at Philips Arena on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 6-ranked offense (104.41 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 21 at 100.94 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (42.63% on average).

Next up:
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, Sunday, December 1st
Dallas home to Charlotte, Tuesday, December 3rd