- Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will not play against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to an ankle injury.
- The Mavericks have EVEN odds at home while Tim Hardaway Jr. props have his point total at 19.5 with the Over favored.
DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks will be without All-Star forward Luka Doncic Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and sportsbooks are giving the slight edge to Minnesota.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds
- Timberwolves Moneyline: -120
- Mavericks Moneyline: EVEN
- Spread: Timberwolves -1
- Totals: O/U 212.5
The Timberwolves are on a four-game winning streak and have covered the spread in all four of these games. Minnesota’s last outing was actually against the depleted Mavericks, which they won 111-105.
Minnesota and Dallas hit the Over in their last outing which was set at 214 at online sportsbooks. The Timberwolves are 7-3 with hitting the Over in their last 10 and have hit the Over in three of the four games during this winning streak.
During this stretch, Minnesota has seen their scoring output increase, averaging 115.3 PPG while on this winning streak. The Timberwolves average 108.8 PPG on the season.
The Mavericks average just 104.4 PPG on the season which has dropped to 101.9 in the eight games without Luka Doncic. The Mavs also have a 2-6 record when the All-Star hasn’t played.
Because of the low-scoring output expected from Dallas, NBA betting fans may not want to lean in on taking the Over to hit again in this outing. However, looking at the Timberwolves to outright win or cover the spread is entirely more likely as Dallas deals with injuries.
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Over/Under – Points Tim Hardaway Jr. (DAL)
- Over 19.5 -122
- Under 19.5 -106
In addition to being without Luka Doncic, the Mavs will be without Kristaps Porzingis as well who is the team’s second-leading scorer behind Luka.
Next in line is Hardaway Jr. who averages 14.9 PPG this season. His averages increase without Luka to 18.8 PPG and sportsbooks expect him to have a big night.
Hardaway Jr. finished the previous outing against Minnesota with 28 points, showing that he is capable of scoring against this defense.
Betting fans could expect another big night from Hardaway Jr. who, in his last three games, has put up 28, 20, and 19. Things tip-off on NBA League Pass starting at 8:30 p.m. EST.
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