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NBA Matchup - Timberwolves Mavericks Odds Preview

Dallas MavericksMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 10, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD13-13

Target Center features an NBA battle between the host Minnesota Timberwolves and the visiting Dallas Mavericks in betting action on Friday.

The Timberwolves sport records of 13-13 and 15-11 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 15-11 and 15-11 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-15-1 for the Timberwolves and 10-16 for the Mavericks.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Timberwolves in this one will find them as 2-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 190.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Timberwolves rated this week at No. 9 and the Mavericks sitting at No. 6. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-96 result in favor of the Mavericks today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 5 at 91.3 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.7 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas was a 105-95 winner in its last match on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 200 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mavericks got a 25-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki as Dallas ran past Denver 105-95 on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 85-80 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (165) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves endured an 85-80 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from J.J. Barea at FedExForum.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mavericks at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Dallas is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas's last 13 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing at home against Dallas
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to Portland, Saturday, February 11
Minnesota home to New York, Saturday, February 11