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Timberwolves vs Mavericks NBA Game Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesDallas Mavericks
Jan 25, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Odds


The visiting Timberwolves hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at American Airlines Center against the Mavericks.

This season the Mavericks are 11-7 overall and 12-6 ATS against the number, while the Timberwolves are 7-10 and 10-7 ATS. As for the totals, Dallas is 5-13 on the OU, and Minnesota is 5-11-1.

View Minnesota vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Mavericks installed as 6-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 183.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Mavericks and the No. 11-rated Timberwolves in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-93 win for the Mavericks on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 22-ranked offense (91.9 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 15 at 94.6 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 43.2% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.3 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 107-92 loser at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Timberwolves got a terrific 39-point performance from Kevin Love but Houston handed them a 107-92 defeat on Monday at Target Center.

Dallas was a 93-87 winner in its last match at home against the Suns. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Dallas got 29 points from Shawn Marion en route to a 93-87 victory over Phoenix on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Houston are 0-10
After a loss are 4-6

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Minnesota's last 25 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Dallas is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to San Antonio, Friday, January 27
Dallas home to Utah, Friday, January 27