Mavericks vs Timberwolves Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, December 19, 2022

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The Dallas Mavericks (15-15) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-15) at Target Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, December 19, 2022. The Timberwolves are 5-point underdogs in the game. A 230.5-point over/under is installed for the matchup.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Timberwolves

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -204 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +171 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSW
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

The Mavericks are 10-18-2 against the spread this season. Dallas has been chosen as the favorite in 23 games this year and has walked away with the win 14 times (60.9%) in those games. The Mavericks have eclipsed the over/under in 60% of their opportunities this year (18 times in 30 games with a set point total).

The Timberwolves have played 30 games, with 12 wins against the spread. Minnesota is 4-8 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). The Timberwolves have eclipsed the over/under 43.3% of the time this season (13 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Mavericks

Mavericks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Dončić 27 33 8.3 8.7 1.6 0.6 2.9
Christian Wood 27 17.5 8 1.4 0.4 0.6 1.6
Spencer Dinwiddie 29 16.4 3.3 5.3 1 0.3 2.6
Kemba Walker 3 15.3 3.3 4.7 0 0.7 1.7
Tim Hardaway Jr. 29 13.1 2.7 1.7 1 0.1 2.7

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 30 22.9 5.9 4.3 1.9 0.4 2.6
D’Angelo Russell 28 17 3.1 6.4 1.2 0.5 2.4
Jaylen Nowell 30 11.5 2.9 2.2 0.6 0.1 1.2
Jaden McDaniels 27 10.9 3.4 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.1
Naz Reid 24 9.4 4 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.8
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Mavericks: Josh Green: Out (Elbow), Luka Dončić: Probable (Quadricep), Davis Bertans: Probable (Illness), Tim Hardaway: Out (Illness), Dwight Powell: Out (Thigh), Maxi Kleber: Out (Hamstring)

Timberwolves: Naz Reid: Probable (Neck/Back), Kyle Anderson: Questionable (Back), D’Angelo Russell: Probable (Knee), Rudy Gobert: Out (Ankle), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas is scoring 111.3 points per game (21st-ranked in NBA) this season, while allowing 109.6 points per contest (sixth-ranked). Offensively the Mavericks have performed better when playing at home this season, putting up 111.8 points per game, compared to 110.8 per game on the road. The Mavericks’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, scoring 115.2 points per contest compared to the 111.3 they’ve averaged this season.

Dallas ranks third-best in the NBA by making 14.8 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 14th in the league at 35.8%. So far this season, the Mavericks have taken 50.6% two-pointers, accounting for 62.2% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 49.4% three-pointers (37.8% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

In 2022-23, Minnesota is ninth in the league offensively (115.4 points scored per game) and 24th on defense (116.2 points conceded). The Timberwolves score 118.3 points per game at home, and 112.6 on the road. The Timberwolves are putting up 118.3 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 2.9 more than their average for the season (115.4).

In 2022-23, Minnesota is 21st in the league in 3-point makes (11.2 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (34.3%). In 2022-23, the Timberwolves have taken 62.4% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.8% of the Timberwolves’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.2% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Mavericks, and we predict that Timberwolves will cover the spread (Mavericks -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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