Sunday, January 10, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 21-16 and a road record of 10-10. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 12-25 and a home record of 5-15. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -3.9.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 13.2 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dallas averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Minnesota averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-16-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-21-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-22-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 18-18-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/09/16 PG Deron Williams Arm injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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