Timberwolves vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/28

Timberwolves vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/28

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Minneapolis, MN; December 28, 2023, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: MIN -9.5
Over/Under: 228.5

Introduction

The Minnesota Timberwolves, with a record of 22-7, take on the Dallas Mavericks (18-13) at the Target Center on December 28, 2023. This preview examines the matchup, player performances, injuries, and a final prediction.

The Mavericks might face challenges as Luka Doncic may rest, especially considering the back-to-back games.

 

Team Analysis

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves, currently first in the Western Conference with a 22-7 record, are led by shooting guard Anthony Edwards, who boasts an impressive 25.2 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards is a key scorer for the Timberwolves, contributing 25.2 points per game and maintaining a high shooting percentage.

 

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks, with a record of 18-13, may face challenges, especially if key player Luka Doncic takes a rest in this back-to-back game scenario.

Player Status

Key players Maxi Kleber and Kyrie Irving are game-time decisions for the Mavericks, potentially impacting their lineup.

 

 

Injuries

The Mavericks have uncertainties with Maxi Kleber and Kyrie Irving listed as game-time decisions. The Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is also listed as a game-time decision.

 

Recent Performances

The Timberwolves are coming off a 129-106 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 26, 2023. The Mavericks secured a 128-114 victory against the Phoenix Suns on the same day.

Prediction

Considering the potential rest for Luka Doncic and the Timberwolves' strong home performance, Minnesota is well-positioned to secure a victory and cover the -9.5 points spread. Anthony Edwards' scoring prowess and the overall team performance should exploit any weaknesses in the Mavericks' lineup.

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -9.5

 

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