Mavericks vs. Timberwolves - 2/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-40) at Dallas Mavericks (31-28)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSN, FSSW
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks meet Sunday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 100.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.9 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.3 points and 10.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Shabazz Muhammad is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.8 points and 6.7 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.3 points and 5.4 assists. Chandler Parsons is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last 10 home games.
The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 Sunday games. The Mavericks are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. The Timberwolves are 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Dallas and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Timberwolves are awful, especially on the road, and they don't cover much in their losses. The Mavs need games like this if they're going to make playoffs, and they have to be feeling good after a monster comeback against Denver. Give me Dallas.