Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Tips 12/4/2019
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -5.5
Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (13-6, 1st in the Southwest Division) play the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-9, 3rd in the Northwest Division) at American Airlines Center on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Dallas opens this game as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 234.
The Timberwolves are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 9-9-1 ATS. Dallas is covering the spread 57.9% of the time, going 11-8-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/1/2019 Jake Layman SF Toe Game Time Decision
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/2/2019 Isaiah Roby SF Foot Game Time Decision
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 24.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 25.9 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 12.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Luka Doncic averages 30.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 113.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 114.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.0 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 4th in the league with 117.8 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Mavericks surrender 109.8 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Timberwolves are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 104.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Minnesota is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Dallas is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 117 is ranked 16th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +5.5
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