Timberwolves vs. Mavericks - 1/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (29-13) at Minnesota Timberwolves (7-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
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TV: FSSW, FSN
The Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday at the Target Center.
The Dallas Mavericks have split their last six games and end a two-game road trip. On the season, the Mavs are averaging 108.4 points on 47 percent shooting and are allowing 102.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 20.3 points and 4.5 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 44.6 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 12.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting just 42.9 percent from the field during their last five games, which is a problem with their poor defense. The Mavs must pick it up offensively if they’re going to consistently win games. The Mavericks have won 10 of their last 14 games SU when topping 100 points.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last four games and play their first home matchup in 11 days. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 98.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 108 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 13.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 6.5 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are pretty much what they’ve been all season, a team that can score but doesn’t play a lick of defense. The Timberwolves are allowing teams to shoot 37.3 percent from deep in their last five games and have allowed 100-plus points in 18 of their last 19 games. Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic are questionable with injuries.
The Mavericks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Timberwolves are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Mavericks are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Minnesota and the road team is 35-16 ATS in the last 51 meetings.
The Timberwolves don't play a lick of defense, which isn't good when playing the Mavs. Give me Dallas by double digits.