Monday, January 9, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, January 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 11-26. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 95.2 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 11-26. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -1.8.
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J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.6 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Dallas averages 95.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 103.6 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 91.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.8 and they have a defensive rating of 110.7. They get 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.4 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 53%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-20-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-21-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-22-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-19-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -4.5
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