Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks - 12/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (14-15) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (15-15)
Game Info: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks +1 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing six of their last nine games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 44.6 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 3.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 104.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 25.6 points and 8.5 assists, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.4 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mavericks are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games. The over is 6-1 in Timberwolves last 7 overall. The under is 8-1 in Mavericks last 9 overall. The Timberwolves are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Dallas.
I've said many times this season that I'm rather high on the Minnesota Timberwolves, and while there's been ups and downs, they've shown promise and are now riding four straight wins. There's some key players out for this game for Minnesota, but the Mavs are still without Luka, and they lose by an average of 8.6 points in the underdog role. The Timberwolves also just beat the Mavericks on Sunday. It feels like the Timberwolves are finally starting to believe in their talent and are laying with a sense of urgency. Give me the Timberwolves for another win.
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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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