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Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
When: Friday, January 11, 8:00 PM. ET.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they take on the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Mavericks Going For Second Consecutive Win
The Mavericks were able to snap a three-game losing streak with a win over the Phoenix Suns in their last game and they will try to build on the win by defeating the Timberwolves on Friday, giving them their second win in a row.
🎥: Mavs used a 16-2 run (from the 9:37-mark of the third quarter through the 5:31-mark of the period) to turn a seven-point deficit (55-48) into a seven-point advantage (64-57). Dallas then led for the duration of the game on their way to a 104-94 win against the Suns! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/6DQ65Sp8VN
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 10, 2019
Dallas hasn’t played very well offensively this season, averaging 109.7 points per game, which is 19th in the league. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Rookie sensation Luka Doncic leads the team with 19.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, while DeAndre Jordan is averaging 10.9 points and 14 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks have been decent on the defensive end, holding opponents to 109.3 points per game, which is 12th in the league. They held their last three opponents to 102.3 points per game and will need a similar effort to beat the Timberwolves on Friday.
Timberwolves Going For Fifth Win In Seven Games
The Timberwolves surprised a lot of people this week when they fired head coach Tom Thibodeau. Despite the distraction that came with the dismissal, the team has played well, winning their last three games. They will be going for their fourth win in a row and fifth win in their last seven games when they face the Mavericks.
A play for Flip. pic.twitter.com/Q2JJPdxvv3
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) January 9, 2019
Minnesota has played well offensively, averaging 111.6b points per game, which is 12th in the league. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.
Karl-Anthony Towns leads the way for the Timberwolves, averaging 22.1 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.9 points and 4.8 assists per game, while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves haven’t played as well on the defensive end, giving up 111 points per game, which is 18th in the league. They gave up 119 points to Oklahoma City in their last game and need to play better to beat the Mavericks on Friday night.
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Timberwolves have played well against the spread, winning five of their last seven home games and seven of their last nine home games against teams with losing road records. The Mavericks have struggled against the spread, losing four of their last five games following a straight up win.
Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone under in Dallas’ last five games and in four of the team’s last five road games. The total has also gone under in eight of Minnesota’s last nine games against teams with losing records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Timberwolves will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Mavericks in the first half of their last three games, averaging 64 points per game while the Mavericks average 54.7 points per game.
Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves
Half-Time Total Bet
The Timberwolves and Mavericks are averaging 118.7 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.