Friday, February 24, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 22-34. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 22-35. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Wesley Matthews averages 15.3 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 23.2 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 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 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dallas averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.29 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 91.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.2 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-26-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-32-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-33-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 30-26-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/15/17 G Lance Stephenson Ankle "?"
02/07/17 F Adreian Payne Illness out indefinitely
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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