The Mavericks vs Timberwolves matchup on Wednesday, December 21 will feature two clubs that have had remarkably comparable seasons so far.
This will be the second game of a short two-game series between these teams, which could make a difference in a packed mid-table Western Conference.
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Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Regular Season Game on December 21, 2022
- Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- When: Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 7:30 PM E.T.
Betting on the Dallas Mavericks
The Mavericks have shown a lot of promise, but they haven’t yet been able to get stronger and be once again that group that advanced to the Western Conference Finals the previous season. Their dismal home play—where they have a record of just three victories in 13 appearances—is the primary reason for this.
Offense has not been the Dallas team’s strong point this campaign either, given that while they have a spectacular Luka Dončić who leads the team in points (33.0), assists (8.7) and rebounds (8.3) per game, they are among the ten worst in the league in that regard, with an average of 111.3 points scored per game..
Betting on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves, who had a successful season last year and added Rudy Gobert, one of the best defensive players in the league in recent years, in an intriguing move, have not been able to perform as well as anticipated at the start of this campaign.
The T-Wolves have at least been effective on offense, ranking ninth in the league in that area with an average of 115.4 points scored per game. However, Gobert has not had the impact on the team that was expected, as they come into this matchup with a very vulnerable defense that has allowed an average of 116.2 points per game.
Although the Mavericks are a decent team defensively, things change when they hit the road, where they have given up an average of 113.4 points allowed, something they will need to improve if they are not to suffer against a Timberwolves team that has done its best to attack this campaign.
In addition, while the T-Wolves also leave much to be desired on their side of the court, this will be a good opportunity to redeem itself against a rival offense that is also not the best of all and depends a lot on what Doncic, who will have to face what a tough defender like Gobert, can do.
The Mavericks are a good team, but they drastically change when they are on the road, so we anticipate the Timberwolves to control the tempo of the game and capitalize on the already-mentioned flaws of their opponent to win.
Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves Spread.
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