Minnesota Timberwolves Vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds

Minnesota Timberwolves Vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction

The Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 06:00 PM ET at the Target Center (Minneapolis). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 PM CST
  • Location: Target Center (Minneapolis)
  • TV: Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports North

Match Prediction Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves

This is a tough one to call. The Timberwolves have the edge in overall talent and offensive firepower, but the Mavericks are at home and have Luka Doncic, who can single-handedly win them any game. Gobert’s health could be a deciding factor, as his presence inside would be crucial against Wood and the Mavs’ size.

My Pick: The Mavericks -2.5, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Timberwolves keep it close and even steal a win on the road.

Head to Head

  • Mavs lead 58-58 all-time (.500 win percentage)
  • Points per game: Dallas 104.0, Minnesota 100.6
  • Home win percentage: Dallas 29-29 (50.0%), Minnesota 29-29 (50.0%)
  • Away win percentage: Dallas 29-29 (50.0%), Minnesota 29-29 (50.0%)

Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves (23-17) are a rising force in the West, led by the dynamic duo of Karl-Anthony Towns (22.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg) and Anthony Edwards (24.8 ppg). Their offense is explosive, ranking 3rd in the league in scoring, and their defense has improved significantly under Coach Finch. However, Rudy Gobert’s ankle injury casts some doubt on their defensive anchor.

The Dallas Mavericks (22-18) are fueled by the brilliance of Luka Doncic (33.5 ppg, 8.5 apg), who is playing like an MVP candidate. They have a strong supporting cast in Spencer Dinwiddie (17.3 ppg) and Christian Wood (18.4 ppg), but their defense can be inconsistent.

Injury Report:

  • Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert (Questionable, Ankle), Jordan McLaughlin (Out, Hamstring)
  • Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith (Questionable, Ankle), Maxi Kleber (Out, Hamstring)

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Timberwolves +165 | Mavericks -200
  • Spread: Timberwolves +2.5 (-110) | Mavericks -2.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under: 234.5 points (Over -110 | Under -110)

FAQs for Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Has the Mavericks won a championship?

Currently, the Dallas Mavericks are owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Since the Mavericks’ inaugural 1980–81 season, the Mavericks have won four division titles (1987, 2007, 2010, 2021), two conference championships (2006, 2011), and one NBA championship (2011).

Why are the Dallas Mavericks?

At the 1980 NBA All-Star Game, league owners voted to admit the new team, with the team’s name coming from the 1957–1962 television western Maverick. The name was chosen by the fans with 4600 postcards received beating Wranglers and Express.

Why is not Kyrie playing?

Impact Irving will miss a second straight game due to a right thumb sprain.

How many times have the Mavs been to the finals?

The Dallas Mavericks have 2 appearances in the NBA Finals all-time.

What are the Dallas Mavericks known for?

Dallas Mavericks is an American professional basketball team based in Dallas that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Mavericks have won one NBA championship (2011).

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This game promises to be another nail-biter. The Timberwolves have momentum and a balanced attack, while the Mavericks rely heavily on Luka Doncic’s brilliance. Gobert’s health still looms as a question mark, but Towns and Edwards can hold their own against Wood and the Mavs’ frontcourt. The home-court advantage for Dallas is a factor, but the Timberwolves’ recent dominance in the matchup gives them a slight edge.

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