Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks NBA Tips 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 1 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 34-43. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.3 as they average 112.7 points per game while giving up 114.0 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 31-46. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 108.6 points per contest and give up 109.9, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 36-41-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 42-35-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 43-32-2 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-42-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
04/02/19 F Taj Gibson Calf is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Dallas
03/21/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is out for season
03/21/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is out for season
03/20/19 SF Robert Covington Knee is out for season
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
04/01/19 PG Luka Doncic Thigh is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
03/21/19 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Tibia is out for season
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 12.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dwight Powell averages 10.4 points per game while playing 21.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Trey Burke averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 114.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 26.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 21st in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 23.1. The Mavericks are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Mavericks surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks were 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game last season.
The Timberwolves are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 24th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Minnesota is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Dallas is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Mavericks are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -1
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