Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 12 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 1-8. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.1 as they are averaging 98.2 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 5-3. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.8 points per contest and giving up 113.1, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-7-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-4-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-1-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/03/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs. New Orleans
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dennis Smith averages 12.3 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%.
Jimmy Butler averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Andrew Wiggins averages 19.5 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Dallas averages 98.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.11 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 113.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 51% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season. Minnesota is 8th in the league with 108.8 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -4.38. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Timberwolves are 12th in turnovers per game with 16.1.
The Mavericks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 113 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Minnesota is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 2nd. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 7th 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.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -12
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