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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/8/13

Dallas Mavericks (3-2) at Minnesota Timberwolves (3-2)

NBA Basketball: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -4 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds

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The Target Center will be rocking in Minnesota tonight when the Dallas Mavericks head to Minny to face the Timberwolves.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing some pretty good ball to start the season.  The Timberwolves have a record of 3-2 on the year, and are playing respectably on both ends of the court.  The Timberwolves have the 11th ranked scoring offense in the league currently, with an average of 102.8 points per game.  Defensively the T-Wolves are also solid, ranking 18th in the league with an average of 99 points allowed per game.  The Timberwolves are coming off a loss however, as Minnesota fell to Golden State on Wednesday, 106-93.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/8/13

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The Dallas Mavericks, like the Timberwolves are playing good ball this season, as the Mavs also have a winning record on the year at 3-2.  The Mavericks offense is one of the best in the league this year, scoring an average of 110 points per game, with Ellis leading the team, averaging 24 per outing.  The Mavs defense isn’t so good however, as teams are scoring an average of 106.4 points per game against the Mavs on the year.  Last time out, the Mavs fell to OKC on the road, losing to the Thunder 107-93 on Wednesday night.

The Dallas Mavericks are 3-2 against the spread this season, and 0-2 against the number this year as an underdog.  On the road this season, the Mavs also are 0-2 against the number.  Against teams allowing 99+ on the season, the Mavs are 1-0 against the spread, but when playing against teams with a winning record, Dallas is 0-2 against the number.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are also 3-2 against the spread this season, and as a favorite, the T-Wolves are 1-1 against the number.  At home this season the Timberwolves are 1-2 ATS, and when playing against teams with a winning record, Minnesota is 1-1 ATS this season.

This game is going to be a small play for me, as there isn’t a ton of value on either side.  I’m on the Timberwolves in this spot as I like getting the better defense at home.  The Mavs haven’t played all that well on the road this season, and having back to back road games will be tough on them.

Like I said, small play for me as there isn’t a ton of value at the current number, but I’ll be on the Timberwolves tonight.

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Minnesota -4

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