Timberwolves vs. Mavericks - 1/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (21-16) at Minnesota Timberwolves (12-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSN
The Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday at the Target Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzkiis averaging 17.4 points and 6.7 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 13.2 points and 1.7 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.8 rebounds and J.J. Barea is dishing 4.2 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last 10 road games. Deron Williams is questionable with an arm injury.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves need a victory after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 98.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and 1.7 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16 points and 9.4 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Mavericks are 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota.
The Timberwolves seem to be in tank mode at this point in the season, as they can't win games at all and are in a brutal funk. The Mavs are starting to win games consistently and are simply the better team here.