The Dallas Mavericks wrap up their two-game set against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. Luka Doncic struggled to get into the paint before being ejected in Monday’s loss. Can he and the Mavs bounce back on Dec. 21 and snap their two-game losing streak?
The Timberwolves have won three straight games to pass the Mavericks in the standings. Anthony Edwards is heating up, and he fell just one assist shy of his first NBA triple-double on Monday night. The Mavs need to up the defense on Ant-Man in the rematch or it will be another long night.
Luka Doncic is not just going to let the Mavericks lose three straight games, so fans should expect fireworks on Dec. 21. Here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more on Wednesday’s showdown.
Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are 3.5-point favorites, and they sit at minus-158 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is 228.0 points.
Luka’s over/under is 30.5 points on Wednesday night. He had 19 before being ejected in the third quarter, and fans know he will be eager to get back on track. Expect a monster performance from number 77 on Wednesday night.
Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves injury report
The Mavs ruled out Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor), Josh Green (elbow), Maxi Kleber (hamstring), Tyler Dorsey (G League), and McKinley Wright IV (G League) ahead of Wednesday’s game. Dwight Powell is questionable with a thigh contusion.
Minnesota will be without Karl-Anthony Towns (calf), Taurean Prince (shoulder), and Jordan McLaughlin (calf). Rudy Gobert (ankle) and Kyle Anderson (back) are listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report.
Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for updates on Powell, Gobert, and Anderson, plus any late-breaking news.
Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves how to watch
Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET
TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks' local market), Bally Sports North (Timberwolves' local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves predictions
Luka Doncic goes off for 37 points, but the shorthanded Mavericks fall to the Timberwolves on Wednesday night. The 23-year-old superstar finds his jump shot and solves everything Minnesota throws his way, but his supporting cast struggles as the Timberwolves escape with a five-point victory.
Spencer Dinwiddie and Tim Hardaway Jr. each score 15 points, but it is not enough as Anthony Edwards leads Minnesota with 32.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs wrap up a four-game road trip on Friday in Houston before returning home for a Christmas Day showdown versus LeBron James and the Lakers. That begins a three-game homestand that includes Jalen Brunson’s return to Dallas. Here is a look at the Mavs' next three games after Wednesday night.
Dec. 23 at Houston Rockets at 7:00 p.m. CT
Dec. 25 vs Los Angeles Lakers at 1:30 p.m. CT
Dec. 27 vs New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. CT
The Dallas Mavericks are dealing with injuries and in desperate need of a win, which is usually when Luka Doncic shines brightest. Tune in to find out what the 23-year-old superstar can do on Wednesday night, and enjoy the game.
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