Timberwolves vs Mavericks Prediction - NBA Picks 1/7/24

Dallas Mavericks (21-15) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (25-9)

Game Info: Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks prediction.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves rebounded from losses to the Knicks and Pelicans with a win over the Rockets. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 26.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.4 points and 3 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Naz Reid is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Karl-Anthony Towns ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for FT% (89.7%) this season.
  • Mike Conley ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (6.0) this season.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks rebounded from a loss to the Jazz with two wins over the Trail Blazers. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 119.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.7 points and 9.3 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.9 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.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Mavericks ranks 1st in the league for turnover percentage this season (10.7%).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (107.4).
  • The Timberwolves rank 30th in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (84.2).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks prediction

The Minnesota Timberwolves have taken a step back these last couple of weeks as they're turning the ball over a lot and the defense has let up a tad. However, this line tells me Luka is expected to be out again for the Mavs. If that's the case, I have to side with the healthy Timberwolves. The Timberwolves have won 5 of the last 6 meetings against the Mavs, and they've been the better team over the course of the season. If Luka plays, I'm on the Mavs, if he doesn't, I want Minnesota. Check the status before betting, folks.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5

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