Timberwolves, Mavericks, meet for the first time this season

Timberwolves, Mavericks, meet for the first time this season

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks meet for the first time this season, beginning their three meetings this season. Mavericks eye to bounce back from their overtime loss against the Cavaliers. As for the Timberwolves, they look to win their third consecutive win, after winning their last match against the Bulls. The Mavericks had a narrow loss, while the Timberwolves had a dominating win against the Bulls last game. This meeting will be on December 20, 2022, at 9:00 AM (GMT+8), with the Timberwolves hosting this match.

Following Mavericks‘ loss against the Cavaliers, that was their fourth loss in their last six games, which means they are not having a good momentum. This lost is their second loss after a three-game winning streak. As for the Timberwolves, they are the opposite of their opponent, as they are currently doing great in their past games. Coming into this game, they are actually in a two-game winning streak, and wants to extend it to three in this match. This meeting looks to be a play and pause for these two teams.

Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves
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This is a team looking to extend their winning streak through winning in this match, as they are now in a two-game successive wins. On their last meeting against the Bulls, they had a dominating 150-126 win. In fact, they shot 53.5% from the three point line on that match. Additionally, they shot 65.5% from the floor overall, which is a very good record from them. Moreover, they were also impressive in rebounding, 39-30, while having 38 assists from their 57 made shots. On their last match, they broke their franchise record for most points in a game, as they had a 150-point game that match. Offensively, they are at 11th in field goal efficiency with 54.7%. In defense, they are actually doing well, holding their opponents to 53.3% field goal shooting.

It was Edwards who is leading the Timberwolves with 22.4 points per game, Russel chips in with 16.6 points per game. However, this squad will be without their big men, Rudy Gobert, and Karl-Anthony Towns due to their injuries. Jordan McLaughlin, and Taurean Prince are also sidelined in this match.

Dallas Mavericks

NBA: Dallas Mavericks

The Cavaliers had a close loss against the Cavaliers on their last match, but despite the loss, they managed to pick up something from it. Their recent signing, Kemba Walker was a revelation on that match. However, this squad is still finding consistency, which they failed to get in their last matches. In fact, they lost four times from their last six games, which is not a good sight. During their meeting against the Cavaliers, they had three chances to take the lead in that match. However, the talent of the Cavaliers on that match is just too much for them. They are currently at the 21st in offense, having 111.3 points per game, and 23rd in defense, allowing 115.9 points per game.

Kemba Walker on their last match is scoring 32 points with seven assists, but that is still not enough for them. As a team who heavily relies on Luka Doncic, his injury is too much for them. For this game, the Mavericks are hoping to have Doncic back, following his injury.


Minnesota Timberwolves
Total Under: 114.5
Odds: 0.85

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