The Dallas Mavericks will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at the Target Center. Minnesota is 42-32 overall and 24-13 at home, while the Mavericks are 45-28 overall and 20-16 on the road. Dallas picked up a 110-108 victory when these teams met earlier this week.
Minnesota is favored by three points in the latest Timberwolves vs. Mavericks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 228.5. Before entering any Mavericks vs. Timberwolves picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Timberwolves vs. Mavericks spread: Timberwolves -3
- Timberwolves vs. Mavericks over-under: 228.5 points
What you need to know about the Timberwolves
Minnesota held a 13-point halftime lead against Phoenix on Wednesday, but it was outscored by 22 points over the final 24 minutes of the game. The Timberwolves have now dropped two straight games following a stretch of 10 wins in 11 tries. They led Dallas by three points with three minutes remaining on Monday, but they were outscored 10-5 the rest of the way.
Center Karl-Anthony Towns leads Minnesota with 24.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Small forward Anthony Edwards is chipping in 21.0 points per game for the Timberwolves, who are currently ranked seventh in the Western Conference. They have covered the spread in 10 of their last 13 games. Towns is playing through an arm injury that has him listed as questionable, while Jaden McDaniels (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday’s game.
What you need to know about the Mavericks
Dallas has put together a strong month thus far, going 9-3 through its first 12 games. The Mavericks have bounced back from a two-game losing skid with consecutive wins over Minnesota and Houston. They have won 16 of their last 21 games, putting themselves in a tie with Utah for fourth place in the Western Conference.
Jalen Brunson scored 16 of his 28 points against the Rockets in the third quarter, marking his highest point total in a game since Dec. 21. All-Star Luka Doncic, who averages 27.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.6 assists, was out (rest) on Wednesday. The Mavericks are on an eight-game winning streak against Western Conference opponents.
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