Basketball betting respect continues to grow for Dallas as their defense has improved over past seasons but online basketball betting questions still remain in regards to their mental toughness and age issues.
The Dallas Mavericks will host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night with a starting time of 8:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this Western Conference matchup so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today.
Minnesota continues to be one of the least appealing teams on the NBA basketball betting board as they had a mark of 17-53 straight up and 31-39 against the spread.
The Timberwolves were 16-19 against the spread away from home and were one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA as they ranked 30th for points allowed while ranking a respectable 10th for offensive scoring. Kevin Love has been the “franchise” with a team leading 20.6 points, 2.5 assists, and whopping 15.6 rebounds per game.
Dallas had a NBA sports betting record of 48-21 straight up and was 36-31-2 against the spread. The Mavericks were not a good value at home with just 15 payouts in 35 games as a host with 20 of those games going over the total.
Dallas was losing board value as of late with just 2 payouts in 9 games from March 4 through March 18 as just 2 of the games in that span went under the total. Dallas ranked a much improved 10th in the NBA for scoring defense while the offense ranked 12th for scoring in the league.
Dirk Nowitzki has maintained his tradition of excellence with 23.3 points per game while Jason Kidd had 8.4 assists per outing to continue to prove himself as a premier point guard. Tyson Chandler has been another valuable asset with 9.2 rebounds per game.
Minnesota has been a phenomenal value at Dallas with 15 payouts in their last 20 visits. Dallas did cover the last meeting between the teams in Dallas and that snapped an 8 game payout streak by the Wolves. This series has gone over the basketball betting total in 4 of the last 6 matchups at Dallas.