Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+7)
The Minnesota Timberwolves are en route to American Airlines Center on Monday where they will take on the Dallas Mavericks. Minnesota opens this game as 7-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 232.
The Timberwolves faced off with the Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 128-107 in their last contest. Minnesota ended the contest with a 46.6% FG percentage (41 of 88) and converted 15 out of their 37 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Timberwolves knocked down 10 of 12 shots for a rate of 83.3%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned a total of 35 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 25 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and having 7 steals. With respect to defense, Minnesota allowed 58.3% from the field on 49 out of 84 shooting. Memphis distributed 27 dimes and had 12 steals for the game. Furthermore, Memphis collected 44 boards (9 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Memphis finished the contest at 74.1% at the free throw line by burying 20 of 27 shots. They converted 10 out of their 25 tries from 3-point land. With respect to personal fouls, the Timberwolves walked away with 20 while the Grizzlies totaled 19 personal fouls.
Kyle Anderson is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. Anderson walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 17 mins and grabbed 6 boards. He left the arena with 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting.
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Minnesota enters this contest with a record of 30-29 on the year. They currently have an average of 115.7 pts per contest (10th in the league) while shooting 49.2% from the floor. The Timberwolves are hitting 35.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (710 of 1,984) and 77.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Minnesota is pulling in 41.2 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,504 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 15.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 21.9 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Timberwolves are able to force 16.0 turnovers per game and they draw 20.2 fouls. They are conceding 36.8% on shots from distance while they are 19th in basketball in points per game allowed (115.7). The Timberwolves are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.0% (2,458 of 5,229) and they surrender 44.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 27th in the league in giving up assists with 1,513 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Mavericks took a loss by a score of 133-128 against the Kings. The Mavericks collected 36 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 43 for this game. They coughed it up 15 times, while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Kings earned 17 fouls in this game which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.7%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Dallas buried 20 out of their 51 attempts (39.2%). Overall, the Mavericks finished shooting 47 out of 91 from the field which had them at 51.6%. The Mavericks allowed the Kings to make 51 of their 100 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 51.0% for the matchup. They finished shooting 25.0% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 25 at the free throw line (92.0%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Dallas allowed Sacramento to get 50 in all (11 offensive).
Kyrie Irving ended up having an impact for the Mavericks in this game. He knocked down 11 of 21 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.4%, and added 7 rebounds. Irving earned 28 points in his 42 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists for this contest.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 31-27 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mavericks are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which is 16th in basketball. Dallas has accumulated 6,550 points so far this year (112.9 per game) and they collect 38.9 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.3 times per game (30th in the league) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per contest. The Mavericks are committing 20.9 personal fouls per game while shooting 74.8% from the charity stripe.
The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the NBA in points given up per game with 112.2. They have forced 13.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.1% from the field (24th in basketball). The Dallas defense gives up 35.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (639 of 1,815) and their opponents are connecting on 78.6% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 24.1 assists and 43.8 rebounds per game, which is ranked 9th and 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+7)
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