The Minnesota Timberwolves (4-2) take on the Dallas Mavericks (4-3) Monday at 8:30 ET. NBA odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Timberwolves have played above expectations this year, having gone 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS, with their lone ATS loss against Toronto on the road. In their other two road games, they have gone 2-0 ATS, with covers against Brooklyn and Chicago. Minnesota has buttered their bread on the defensive side of the court, having held opponents under 100 in every game, except the Toronto loss. They have even held three opponents under 90 points, including Chicago, Orlando, and Sacramento.
The Mavericks have gone 4-3 SU and 3-4 ATS this year, and have failed to build on any momentum they got from their three game home stand last week. During that stretch, they average 117 points per game, only to go on the road for two games and promptly only average 95 per game. Luckily, they are coming back home for two games against Minnesota and Washington. For the season at home, they are 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS.
The Mavericks are a 7 ½ point home favorite. They are a drastically differently team with home cooking than on the road. In their four games on the road, they have failed to score more than 100 points, while they have scored more than 100 in each of their three home games. Take Dallas – 7 ½ at online sportsbook usa.