Mavericks vs. Timberwolves - 2/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-39) at Dallas Mavericks (32-17)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSSW
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks clash Monday at the American Airlines Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to drop in the standings with losses in seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 106.9 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 19.8 points and two assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Anthony Bennett is shooting 42.6 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to not play a lick of defense and are one of the more banged up teams in the league. Four of the Timberwolves eight wins have come on the road. Mo Williams and Zach Lavine are questionable for this game with injuries.
USA TODAY Sports
The Dallas Mavericks have split their last 10 games and return from a three-game road trip. On the season, the Mavs are averaging 106.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 20.4 points and 4.6 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.9 rebounds and Devin Harris is dishing 3.2 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 40 percent from downtown in their last five games and now hope to keep things up on the defensive end. The Mavs have allowed 95 or less points in five of their last nine games. Rajon Rondo is expected to miss this game and Chandler Parsons is questionable with injuries.
The Timberwolves are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mavericks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Timberwolves are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Dallas.
A no defensive Minnesota squad against one of the better offensive teams in the league. This is sure to get ugly. Take the chalk here.