Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (22-49) host the Dallas Mavericks (42-29) after losing four home games in a row. The Mavericks are favored by 7.5 points in the contest, which starts at 9:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 16, 2021. The matchup has a point total of 230.5.

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Mavericks vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Mavericks -7.5 -110 -110 230.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Dallas' matchups this season, the Mavericks and their opponents have gone over Sunday's point total of 230.5 points 23 times (32.4% of opportunities).
  • In 34 out of Minnesota's 71 games this year (47.9%), the competing teams combined for more points than the over/under in Sunday's matchup.
  • The Mavericks average 112.3 points per game against the Timberwolves' 111.8, totaling 6.4 points under the matchup's over/under of 230.5.
  • These two teams give up a combined 227.4 points per game, 3.1 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • The Mavericks have seen a 222.1 average over/under in their games this season, 8.4 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 1.1 points separates this contest's over/under (230.5 points) and the average total points bet in Timberwolves' games (229.4 points) this season.

Mavericks Betting Data

  • Dallas has a losing 32-33-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When they play as at least 7.5-point favorites, the Mavericks have a winning ATS record of 8-6.
  • Dallas and its opponents have hit the over in just 47% of games (31 out of 66 matchups).

Mavericks Key Players

  • Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring (27.9 points per game) and assisting (8.6 assists per game).
  • Kristaps Porzingis paces Dallas with 9.0 rebounds per game.
  • The Mavericks are led by Tim Hardaway Jr. from beyond the arc. He knocks down 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Josh Richardson leads the team with 1.1 steals per game. Porzingis collects 1.4 blocks a contest to pace Dallas.

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Mavericks Last 10 Games

Mavericks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Mavericks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/14/2021 Raptors 114-110 DAL Yes Home -7.5 231.5 -2000 1000 Regular Season No Under
5/12/2021 Pelicans 125-107 DAL Yes Home -8.5 236.5 - - Regular Season Yes Under
5/11/2021 Grizzlies 133-104 MEM Yes Away -6.5 241.5 - - Regular Season No Under
5/9/2021 Cavaliers 124-97 DAL Yes Away -14.5 223.5 -1600 850 Regular Season Yes Under
5/7/2021 Cavaliers 110-90 DAL Yes Home -20.5 200.5 -10000 2500 Regular Season No Under
Mavericks Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 5-5 3-7-0 225.5 115.6 109.9 -0.8 35.5%

Mavericks Injuries

Mavericks: JJ Redick: Out (Heel), Maxi Kleber: Day To Day (Achilles)

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Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Minnesota has a losing record against the spread, going 33-35 ATS (covering only 48.5% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 7.5-point underdogs, the Timberwolves have a record ATS of 2-0.
  • Minnesota has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 48.5% of matchups this year (33 out of 68 chances).

Timberwolves Key Players

  • Karl-Anthony Towns holds the top spot on the Timberwolves leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 24.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.
  • Ricky Rubio's assist statline leads Minnesota; he racks up 6.4 assists per game.
  • Malik Beasley is dependable from distance and leads the Timberwolves with 3.5 made threes per game.
  • Minnesota's leader in steals is Rubio with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Towns with 1.2 per game.

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Timberwolves Last 10 Games

Timberwolves Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Timberwolves Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/15/2021 Celtics 124-108 BOS No Home +14.5 227.5 1350 -5000 Regular Season No Over
5/13/2021 Nuggets 114-103 DEN No Home +7.5 233.5 350 -450 Regular Season No Under
5/11/2021 Pistons 119-100 MIN Yes Away -14.5 214.5 -1600 900 Regular Season Yes Over
5/9/2021 Magic 128-96 MIN Yes Away -27.5 231.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
5/7/2021 Heat 121-112 MIA No Away +9.5 225.5 525 -750 Regular Season Yes Over
Timberwolves Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 7-3 6-4-0 234.5 118.6 115.9 +3 35.6%

Timberwolves Injuries

Timberwolves: Jarrett Culver: Out For Season (Ankle), Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

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