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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 12-28-23 NBA Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves (22-7) vs Dallas Mavericks (18-12)
2023-12-28 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -- Over/Under:
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The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing 5 of their last 8 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview 

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Spurs and Suns this week but they’re coming off a loss to the Cavaliers last night. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 119.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.5 points and 9.4 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 23 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Team Facts

  • The Mavericks have lost each of their last six games against Northwest Division opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Mavericks have covered the spread in 13 of their last 14 road games against Western Conference opponents after losing as favorites.
  • Five of the Mavericks’ last six games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview 

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the 76ers and Thunder while beating the Lakers and Kings over the last 8 days. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.3 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 25.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22 points and 2.9 assists. Naz Reid is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Facts

  • The Timberwolves have won each of their last eight games when playing with a rest advantage.
  • The Timberwolves have covered the spread in each of their last five home games against Southwest Division opponents that held a winning record.
  • Seven of the Timberwolves’ last eight home games against Southwest Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction

The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back and just blew a massive lead to lose to the Cavs in the final seconds. It could be hard for the Mavs to get off the canvas after such a performance. The Minnesota Timberwolves may or may not be without Karl-Anthony Towns, but they have the rest advantage and are at home, where they’re 12-1 SU. Whatever the line is, I have to lean toward the Timberwolves to get the job done.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves ATS

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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