Timberwolves vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Free 1/31

Timberwolves vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Free 1/31

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Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game Preview - Prediction KingPin Pro

Minneapolis, MN; January 31, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
6:00 PM +12.5 (-105) o221.5 (-105) +600
- -12.5 (-115) u221.5 (-115) -900

 

Game Overview

The Minnesota Timberwolves (33-14) are set to host the Dallas Mavericks (26-21) on January 31, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. CST at the Target Center. In this matchup, the Timberwolves, currently leading the Western Conference, will look to capitalize on the absence of key players Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving from the Mavericks. In this comprehensive preview, we'll analyze player statistics, recent team performances, and the reasons behind our prediction.

 

Team Statistics

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks, with a record of 26-21, are coming off a narrow win against ORL. However, they will face challenges with key players such as Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving sidelined due to injuries.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves, leading the Western Conference with a record of 33-14, secured a recent win against OKC. Anthony Edwards, with an impressive 25.9 PPG, will play a crucial role in their offensive strategy.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Dallas Mavericks

Key players Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and Derrick Jones Jr. are all out, affecting the Mavericks' offensive and defensive capabilities.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Mike Conley is listed as a game-time decision for the Timberwolves, potentially impacting their backcourt dynamics.

 

Recent Performances

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks recently secured a narrow win against ORL. However, their upcoming matchup against the Timberwolves presents a more significant challenge.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves clinched a victory against OKC in their last game, showcasing their resilience. They aim to continue their winning streak against the short-handed Mavericks.

 

Prediction

Considering the absence of key players Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving for the Mavericks, we predict that the Minnesota Timberwolves will capitalize on this advantage and secure a dominant victory. With an impressive 17-4 home record, the Timberwolves are well-positioned to cover the -12.5 points spread against the short-handed Mavericks.

 

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -12.5.

 

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