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NBA Matchup - Timberwolves Mavericks Odds Preview

Dallas MavericksMinnesota Timberwolves
March 7, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

45-17TEAM RECORD15-49

The Timberwolves hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Mavericks pay a visit to Target Center in NBA betting action.

Minnesota will face the 45-17 Mavericks, who own a 33-27-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 29-34-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mavericks are 37-25 favoring the OVER.

View Dallas vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Timberwolves as 6.5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 209.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 105-95.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense (101.5 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 10 at 96 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (47.6% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 104-103 result against the Grizzlies on March 6. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dallas got 26 points from Jason Terry en route to a 104-103 loss against Memphis on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 103-96 loser as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 20 points and 21 rebounds from Kevin Love in a losing cause in a 103-96 loss to Washington on Saturday at Verizon Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mavericks at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Dallas is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Minnesota
Dallas is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Minnesota's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Minnesota's last 23 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at New Orleans, Wednesday, March 9
Minnesota home to Indiana, Wednesday, March 9