Sunday, April 3, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 38-38 and a road record of 17-21. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. Dallas is 42498 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-23. They are 42495 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 25-51 and a home record of 13-25. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of -4. Minnesota has a division record of 42441 and a conference record of 14-32. In their last 10 games they are 42466.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.4 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.6 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Dallas averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 100.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves score 100.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 95 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.1 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 20% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 40-35-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-38-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-40-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 40-33-3 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/02/16 PG Raymond Felton Groin "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
03/28/16 PG Deron Williams Abdominal out indefinitely
03/22/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
03/17/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder out for season
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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