Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 3/25/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Dallas Mavericks (45-28) are traveling to Target Center on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves (42-32).
The Mavericks played the Rockets and walked away with a win by a score of 110-91 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Mavericks walked away with 24 while the Rockets finished the game with 15 fouls. They buried 4 out of their 28 tries from beyond the arc. Houston finished shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by making 21 of their 28 tries. Moreover, Houston collected 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 1 block. Houston distributed 45 assists and had 17 steals in this game. In reference to defense, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 40.2% from the floor on 33 of 82 shooting. They also dished out 24 assists for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected 42 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Mavericks knocked down 18 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Dallas walked away from the contest with a 48.8% field goal percentage (42 out of 86) and converted 8 of 32 shots from distance.
Spencer Dinwiddie is a player who was important for the matchup. He finished with 26 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and also snagged 4 boards. Dinwiddie finished shooting 61.5% from the field and totaled 6 dimes.
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Dallas heads into this one with a record of 45-28 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Dallas is pulling down 43.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,692 dimes so far this year, which ranks 23rd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are hitting 34.3% on 3-pointers (928 of 2,707) and 76.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 106.7 pts per contest (26th in the league) on 45.7% from the field.
Defensively, the Mavericks are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are conceding 33.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 2nd in basketball in points per game from their opponents (104.0). The Mavericks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (2,832 of 6,217) and they concede 44.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 8th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,702 relinquished on the year.
When they last played, the Timberwolves took a loss by a score of 125-116 when they played the Suns. The Timberwolves earned 30 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for this game. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Suns had 12 personal fouls in this game which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 86.4%. Concerning shooting from distance, Minnesota buried 13 out of 43 attempts (30.2%). Overall, the Timberwolves went 42 for 95 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.2%. The Timberwolves allowed the Suns to bury 45 of 86 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.3% for the game. They shot 36.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 out of 33 and ended up going 23 of 29 from the free throw line (79.3%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Minnesota allowed Phoenix to collect 32 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up being a major contributor for the Timberwolves for the contest. Towns racked up 15 points in his 31 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes for this game. He knocked down 6 out of 13 for this game for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and totaled 11 rebounds.
Minnesota has a mark of 42-32 for the campaign. The Timberwolves commit 21.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.8% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 25.5 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per contest. Minnesota has tallied 8,541 pts for the year (115.4 per contest) and they average 44.7 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Timberwolves are hitting on 45.4% from the floor, which ranks 22nd in the league.
The Minnesota defense concedes 34.6% from downtown (965 of 2,790) and opponents are connecting on 78.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 25.9 assists and 45.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 26th and 23rd in basketball. The Timberwolves are ranked 21st in the league in PPG allowed with 112.1. They are forcing 16.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the field (12th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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