Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks - 3/1/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (36-24) at Minnesota Timberwolves (17-41)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +10 -- Over/Under: 244.5
TV: FSSW, FSN
The Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points and 8.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 18.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last eight road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 25 points and 7.8 assists. Malik Beasley is the third double-digit scorer and Juan Hernangomez is dishing 1.4 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last six home games.
The Mavericks are 16-7 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Minnesota and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Minnesota. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are losing their last five games by an average of 9.2 points while allowing 52.4 percent shooting from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves are also 6-21-1 against the spread at home and 5-15-1 against the spread as an underdog. The Dallas Mavericks play some of their best basketball on the road where they're 19-8-1 against the spread. The trends and numbers point to this being a comfortable victory for the Mavs on the road.