Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, January 11, 2019. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a record of 19-22. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.4 as they average 109.7 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 20-21. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.6 points per contest and give up 111.0, which is a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-16-0 against the spread this season
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-20-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-19-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 21-20-0 against the over/under this year
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/10/19 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Back is questionable Friday vs Minnesota
01/10/19 C Dirk Nowitzki Illness is questionable Friday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/09/19 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is questionable Friday vs Dallas
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Luka Doncic averages 19.8 points per contest in 32.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Andrew Wiggins scores 17.9 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 109.7 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.3 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 13th in the NBA with 111.6 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.61. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 24.6. The Timberwolves are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Timberwolves give up 111.0 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 18th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +4
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