Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: 2/8/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 8, 2021

A game after he scored 42 points in a 134-132 win over the Warriors, Luka Doncic leads the Dallas Mavericks (10-14) at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves (6-17) as 7.5-point favorites. The matchup, which airs on FS-SW, starts at 8:30 PM ET on Monday, February 8, 2021. The matchup has a point total of 234.5.

Betting Information

Mavericks vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Mavericks -7.5 -111 -133 234.5 -117 -125
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Head to Head

Dallas and Minnesota have each won five of their last 10 head-to-head matchups. The Mavericks have a 3-0 record against the spread when playing the Timberwolves.

Mavericks vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/1/2020 Mavericks Timberwolves -5.5 242.5 -223 181 Regular Season 111-91 DAL
2/24/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -13.5 239 -1353 778 Regular Season 139-123 DAL
12/4/2019 Mavericks Mavericks -5 228 -212 175 Regular Season 121-114 DAL
4/3/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 110-108 MIN
1/11/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 119-115 DAL
10/20/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 140-136 DAL
3/30/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 93-92 MIN
12/10/2017 Timberwolves Regular Season 97-92 MIN
11/17/2017 Mavericks Regular Season 111-87 MIN
11/4/2017 Timberwolves Regular Season 112-99 MIN
  • 3/1/2020 DNP – Mavericks: Luka Doncic; Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2/24/2020 DNP – Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Mavericks Betting Information

    • Dallas has covered in just 10 of 24 matchups this season.
    • The Mavericks have struggled to cover, going just 0-1 ATS when favored by at least 7.5 points.
    • Dallas and its opponents have converted the over just 11 times in 24 (45.8%) games this season.
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    Timberwolves Betting Information

    • Minnesota has a losing record against the spread, going 9-11-2 ATS (covering just 40.9% of the time).
    • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this season — 10 of 22 (45.5%).
    Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 33.3% of their opportunities this season (eight of 24 chances), the Mavericks and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 234.5 points.
    • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score at least 234.5 points in six of 23 outings (26.1%) this season.
    • The two teams average a combined 17.0 fewer points per game (217.5) than this matchup’s over/under of 234.5 points.
    • The Mavericks and the Timberwolves have seen their opponents average a combined 6.2 less points per game than the point total of 234.5 set for this game.
    • The average point total for Mavericks games this year is 10.6 fewer points than the over/under of 234.5 in this matchup.
    • Timberwolves games this season have averaged an over/under of 221.9 points, 12.6 less than the point total in this matchup.
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    Mavericks Leaders

    • Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring (27.9 points per game), rebounding (8.7 per game) and assisting (9.5 per game).
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. knocks down 3.1 threes per game to lead the Mavericks.
    • Dorian Finney-Smith leads the team with 1.0 steal per game. Kristaps Porzingis collects 1.5 blocks an outing to pace Dallas.

    Timberwolves Leaders

    • Malik Beasley owns the Timberwolves top spot in scoring with 20.1 points per game and also tacks on 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest.
    • The Minnesota leaders in rebounds and assists are Jarred Vanderbilt (6.2 rebounds per game) and Ricky Rubio (5.9 assists per game).
    • D’Angelo Russell makes more threes per game than any other member of the Timberwolves, averaging 3.0 treys per game.
    • Minnesota’s Rubio has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.3 per game and Naz Reid is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.
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