Dallas Mavericks (36-24) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (17-41)
NBA: Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:30 PM (Target Center)
ML: Mavericks -300, Timberwolves +250, Over/Under 244 (MyBookie)
Odds: Mavericks -7 (MyBookie)
The Dallas Mavericks couldn’t keep up with the Miami Heat on Friday, losing 118-126. Kristaps Porziņģis earned a double-double on the night with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Luka Dončić earned himself a double-double as well on the night with 23 points and 10 assists. Seth Curry went off last night and earned 37 points.
The Minnesota Timberwolves lost yet again to the Orlando Magic on Friday by a score of 125-136. Juancho Hernangomez earned himself a double-double on the night with 18 points and 13 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell came close to a double-double on the night with 28 points and 7 assists.
The Mavericks last year were a mediocre team at best and a terrible team at worst. Now they’re one of the better teams in the NBA. The Mavericks are ranked 3rd in points, 5th in 3-pointer percentage, 4th in rebounds, and 3rd in turnovers. Despite that, they only are the 7th seed in the western division. The team with the 6th best +/- differential in the league has a chance of possible not making the playoffs. The NBA makes no sense at times.
The Timberwolves just can’t catch a break. They’re not the worst team in the NBA, yet their record shows otherwise. The Timberwolves are ranked an impressive 9th in points, 3rd in steals, and 4th in blocks. Granted, they do rank 27th in field goal percentage, 28th in 3-pointer percentage, 24th in turnovers. They aren’t nearly as bad as the Warriors, the Cavs, or the Hawks. The Wolves just happen to be in the west.
Dallas are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Dallas’ last 11 games.
Dallas are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Minnesota are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.
Minnesota are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games.
The Timberwolves have no chance to win this game. If KAT was healthy, the only chance the Wolves had to win this game was if KAT has the game of his career while the Mavericks just collapse as a team. Luka is going to get a triple-double on the night. If the Mavs don’t win by 20 today, that’s a moral victory for the wolves.