Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 3/21/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Dallas Mavericks (43-28) will try to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves (42-30) at American Airlines Center on Monday.
The Timberwolves took the court against the Bucks and notched a win by a score of 138-119 in their last game. Minnesota finished the contest with a 51.1% FG percentage (47 out of 92) and made 22 out of their 47 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Timberwolves knocked down 22 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 84.6%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 44 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 30 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 12 steals. With respect to defending, Minnesota allowed 44.3% from the floor on 43 out of 97 shooting. Milwaukee totaled 51 dimes and had 27 steals in this game. Moreover, Milwaukee grabbed 37 rebounds (14 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Milwaukee finished 82.4% from the charity stripe by converting 14 of 17 shots. They also buried 19 of 52 tries from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Timberwolves walked away with 19 and the Bucks racked up 14 fouls.
Karl-Anthony Towns is someone who was a factor in this game. Towns finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also dished out 5 dimes. He saw the court for 32 minutes and also snagged 11 rebounds. He recorded 25 points on 6 out of 12 shooting.
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Minnesota comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 42-30 for the campaign. They are turning it over 14.5 times per contest and as a unit are committing 21.8 fouls every game. As a team, Minnesota is collecting 44.7 boards per game and has accumulated 1,840 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 6th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Timberwolves are connecting on 35.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (1,068 of 3,000) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They average 115.5 pts per contest (1st in basketball) while connecting on 45.5% from the field.
On defense, the Timberwolves are forcing 16.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 29th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,857 surrendered on the year. The Timberwolves defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.3% (2,844 of 6,277) and they surrender 46.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They concede 34.6% on 3-point attempts and they rank 20th in basketball in opponents PPG (112.0).
In their last game, the Mavericks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 129-108 when they played the Hornets. In the matter of rebounding, Dallas permitted Charlotte to collect 36 in total (10 offensive). They finished 47.6% from distance by shooting 20 out of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 27 from the free throw line (77.8%). The Mavericks allowed the Hornets to convert 44 of their 88 tries from the field which had them shooting 50.0% in this matchup. Overall, the Mavericks went 39 for 89 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Dallas buried 14 out of their 38 attempts (36.8%). They were able to convert 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. The Hornets were called for 9 fouls in this matchup which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Mavericks snagged 32 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the contest.
Luka Doncic ended up being a factor for the Mavericks for this contest. He converted 13 out of 20 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 65.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Doncic had 37 points in his 30 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in this game.
Dallas has a mark of 43-28 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Mavericks are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which is 20th in the NBA. Dallas has scored 7,571 pts this season (106.6 per contest) and they pull in 43.0 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.1 times per game (23rd in the league) and they are giving up possession 12.5 times per game. The Mavericks commit 19.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.6% from the charity stripe.
The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 104.1. They have forced 13.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (15th in the league). The Dallas defense allows 34.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (771 of 2,270) and opponents are making 75.8% of their foul shots. They have given up 23.4 dimes and 44.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 8th and 12th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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