Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (14-15) vs Dallas Mavericks (14-14)
Game Info: Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5 -- Over/Under: 214 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday in NBA action at the Target Center. The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 104.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 25.6 points and 8.5 assists, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.7 points and 8.1 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.4 points and 3.4 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 22.1 points and 3.6 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 8-0 in Mavericks last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 overall. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are finding ways to win games here and there despite not having Luka, but they're still losing by an average of 8.8 points in the underdog role. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team I've been high on before the season and while they've had ups and downs, they're having a hot week and seem to have found that confidence. It feels like Karl-Anthony Towns is starting to get it and playing with more aggressiveness. I'm on the Timberwolves bandwagon, folks. I'll lay the chalk here.
Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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