Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 12/21/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
American Airlines Center is the location where the Dallas Mavericks (14-15) will try to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-15) on Tuesday.
The Timberwolves played the Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 111-105 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Timberwolves left the arena with 22 and the Mavericks finished the game with 10 fouls. They also made 12 of 41 attempts from beyond the arc. Dallas finished the game shooting 95.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of 22 shots. On top of that, Dallas snagged 34 boards (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Dallas totaled 41 assists and had 27 steals in this matchup. In reference to defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to go 43.9% from the field on 36 of 82 shooting. They also dished out 26 assists for the game while creating 2 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected 37 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves made 24 of their 31 attempts for a rate of 77.4%. Minnesota ended having earned a 46.8% FG percentage (36 out of 77) and converted 15 of their 34 three-point shots.
Karl-Anthony Towns is a player who was important in this game. Towns finished 40.0% from the floor and recorded 6 assists. He played 34 minutes and grabbed 7 boards. He had 24 points on 6 of 15 shooting.
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Minnesota steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 15-15 on the year. They average 108.8 pts per contest (12th in basketball) while going 42.8% from the field. The Timberwolves are hitting 34.2% on three-point attempts (430 of 1,259) and 76.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Minnesota is snagging 45.3 boards per game and is sitting with 695 assists on the year, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 22.6 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Timberwolves are forcing 17.2 turnovers per game while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. They rank 24th in the league in giving up assists with 760 surrendered so far this year. The Timberwolves defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.6% (1,155 of 2,587) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They surrender 33.4% from beyond the arc while they are 19th in basketball in PPG allowed (108.6).
The last time they took the court, the Mavericks went home defeated by a final of 111-105 when they played the Timberwolves. When it comes to team rebounding, Dallas allowed Minnesota to collect 31 in all (6 offensive). They went 44.1% from downtown by connecting on 15 out of 34 and finished the game at 24 of 31 from the charity stripe (77.4%). The Mavericks permitted the Timberwolves to knock down 36 out of their 77 tries from the field which had them sitting at 46.8% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Mavericks ended up shooting 36 for 82 from the field which had them sitting at 43.9%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Dallas buried 12 of 41 attempts (29.3%). They were able to make 21 of the free throws for a percentage of 95.5%. The Timberwolves committed 9 personal fouls in this contest which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They turned it over 10 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Mavericks earned 34 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 41 in the game.
Tim Hardaway pitched in for the Mavericks for the contest. Hardaway Jr. tallied 28 points in his 41 minutes on the court and accumulated 6 assists for this contest. He converted 10 of 19 in the game for a field goal percentage of 52.6%, and totaled 6 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 14-15 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks are hitting on 44.3% from the field, which has them ranked 23rd in basketball. Dallas has tallied 3,028 points for the campaign (104.4 per game) and they pull in 43.8 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 22.8 times per contest (21st in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.2 times per contest. The Mavericks are responsible for committing 19.4 personal fouls per game and they shoot 75.4% from the free throw line.
The Dallas defense gives up 36.3% on 3-point shots (335 of 922) and their opposition knocks down 74.3% of their foul shots. They allow 24.2 assists and 45.4 rebounds per contest, which is 17th and 17th in basketball. The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 5th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 104.8. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (22nd in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas and under the total points
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