The Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday in NBA action at the Target Center. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last 8 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last 8 games.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33 points and 8.7 assists, while Christian Wood is averaging 17.5 points and 8 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Kemba Walker is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 114.2 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 46 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 22.4 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are banged up and on the end of a back to back, a bad spot for a team that's undermanned. The Dallas Mavericks have had issues on the road, but they have the rest advantage, and they're one of the healthier teams in the league. It's hard to get behind the Timberwolves given their injury situation, their current form and the fact they played last night. It's Mavs or pass for me.