Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 2/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (16-39) at Dallas Mavericks (34-23)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -12.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks meet Monday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 17 of their last 18 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 116.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds while Malik Beasley is averaging 23.3 points and 2.5 assists. D'Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Juan Hernangomez is dishing one assist. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t won a road game since January 5.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29 points and 8.6 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 18.6 points and 9.1 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing 1.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last eight home games.
The Timberwolves are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Dallas and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings.
Nobody bashes the Minnesota Timberwolves more than me, and I've faded this club in majority of the games they continue to come up short in terms of covers. However, the Dallas Mavericks have been better and more trustworthy on the road than at home this season. The Dallas Mavericks are 11-17-1 against the spread at home and they have countless questionable losses at home as well. I don't want to back the Minnesota Timberwolves as much as the next guy, but this feels like too many points to turn down.