Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 13 (Can Irving & Doncic Bounce Back at Home?)
Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game Info
- Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
- Time: 8:30 PM ET
- Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
- Coverage: BSSW and BSNX
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks. The Timberwolves rank eighth in the Western Conference with a 30-29 record, while the Mavericks check in fourth with an improving 31-27 record.
Minnesota enters as a loser in four of its last seven games following a 128-107 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. Meanwhile, Dallas has on five of its last seven games, but fell short in a 133-128 overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. Which tam will bounce back with a win tonight?
Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: DAL: (-295) | MIN: (+240)
- Spread: DAL: -7.5 (-106) | MIN: +7.5 (-114)
- Total: 232 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Mavericks enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 232 points, which is about average compared to Monday's projected totals.
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Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
- The Mavericks won 46 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 36 times.
- As 7.5-point underdogs or more, the Timberwolves went 3-2 against the spread last season.
- A total of 31 Mavericks games last season went over the point total.
- There were 49 Timberwolves games (out of 82) that went over the total last year.
Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Prediction & Pick
Dallas is averaging 112.9 points per game on the season (No. 21 in NBA), but that number jumps to 120.0 when looking at the three games since Kyrie Irving joined the team. The trade acquisition is averaging 25.7 points and 7.3 assists per game as a Mav, which counters the stardom of Luka Doncic.
It's safe to expect more of the same on Monday, too. Minnesota ranks 17th in defensive efficiency on the road this season and is allowing 116.8 points per away game (No. 19 in NBA). With Rudy Gobert still nursing a groin injury, look for Irving and Doncic to feed Christian Wood down low all night long.
Dallas has won five straight home games against Minnesota, so trust the Mavericks in this battle.
Final Score Prediction: Mavericks: 122 | Timberwolves: 116
Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Best Bet
There's a lot to like about backing the over in this game. The Mavericks have improved on offense over their last three games and find themselves facing a team that plays at the fourth-fastest pace in the NBA. Minnesota averages a reliable 42.8 made field goals per game this season (No. 9 in NBA).
The total has hit the over in each of the Timberwolves' last five games overall as well as in nine of their last 12 away games. The over has also cashed in four of the Dallas' last five games overall. Irving and Doncic are only two of many efficient scorers involved in this game. Don't overlook Anthony Edwards.
Bet: Over 232 Points (-110)
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