Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Parlay 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 9.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 7-19. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 15-11. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per contest and giving up 106.8, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-14-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-13-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-12-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/09/17 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Hip is doubtful Sunday vs Minnesota
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/09/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
Dirk Nowitzki averages 11.3 points per contest in 25 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%. Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jimmy Butler averages 18.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Andrew Wiggins has scored 18.5 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 103.7 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Dallas averages 100.4 points per contest this year, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.35 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 106.8 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 40.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year. Minnesota is 9th in the NBA with 107.5 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.65. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22.8. The Timberwolves are 26th in turnovers per contest with 14.
The Mavericks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 16th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Dallas is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas +9.5 and over 207.5 total points
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