Timberwolves at Mavericks - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-29) at Dallas Mavericks (24-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -9 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSSW
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 99 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost seven straight road games. Kevin Garnett is out due to rest.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 100.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.8 points and 6.9 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 11 rebounds and J.J. Barea is dishing 4.1 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Timberwolves are 14-30 ATS in their last 44 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-17-1 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Timberwolves are 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Dallas.
The Timberwolves are flat out trash on the road and seem to be tanking for a top five pick. I'll side with the rested Mavs to win this game by double digits.