Wednesday, January 20, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 13-29 and a road record of 7-12. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 99 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 24-19 and a home record of 12-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 101.1, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.5 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Minnesota averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Dallas averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13.4 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 15th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-24-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-22-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-18-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-25-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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