The 28-33 Dallas Mavericks will travel to face the 21-38 Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Minnesota is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the road team Dallas Mavericks favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 200 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The teams have met three times this season with Minnesota winning and covering the spread in two of the three games.
The Mavericks have a road record of 7-22 on the season. They win their second straight following a 102-99 road win at the Detroit Pistons on Friday as a -4 point betting favorite. The game finished over 199 points. Dallas enjoyed a 52.6% shooting game with 11 of 22 coming from three. They pull down 11 less rebounds than Detroit and win because the Mavs held the Pistons to just 40.6% from the floor. O.J. Mayo for Dallas had 22 points and five rebounds on 7 of 15 from the floor. We have seen an upsurge offensively for the Mavericks in recent games. They have averaged over 105 points per game in their past three games. Dallas currently sits in the 11th seed in the Western conference and trails eighth seeded Utah by 3 ½ games.
The Timberwolves are 14-15 on their home court. They lose their seventh game in eight tries after a 111-88 road defeat to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday as a +15 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 210 ½ points. Minnesota shot just 41.7% for the game and hit on 5 of 18 three pointers. They give away the game with 22 turnovers. The Timberwolves surrendered 53.8% shooting to the Nuggets along with 9 of 17 makes from three point range. In the loss for Minnesota, Michael Gelabale had 19 points and four rebounds on 8 of 10 from the floor. Without Kevin Love and Chase Budinger in the lineup for the Timberwolves their offense has sunk downward. They are 28th and third last in the NBA in offensive field goal percentage at 43.3% and are the worst three point shooting team in the league making just 29.6% from beyond the arc.