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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Mavericks-7.5-110-110230.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalMavericks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Raptors114-110 DALYesHome-7.5231.5-20001000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/12/2021Pelicans125-107 DALYesHome-8.5236.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Grizzlies133-104 MEMYesAway-6.5241.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/9/2021Cavaliers124-97 DALYesAway-14.5223.5-1600850Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/2021Cavaliers110-90 DALYesHome-20.5200.5-100002500Regular SeasonNoUnder
Mavericks Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-25-53-7-0225.5115.6109.9-0.835.5%

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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTimberwolves MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/15/2021Celtics124-108 BOSNoHome+14.5227.51350-5000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/13/2021Nuggets114-103 DENNoHome+7.5233.5350-450Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/11/2021Pistons119-100 MINYesAway-14.5214.5-1600900Regular SeasonYesOver
5/9/2021Magic128-96 MINYesAway-27.5231.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/2021Heat121-112 MIANoAway+9.5225.5525-750Regular SeasonYesOver
Timberwolves Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-57-36-4-0234.5118.6115.9+335.6%

Timberwolves Injuries

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

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