The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to snap their two-game losing streak on Monday night as they return home to face Minnesota Timberwolves in a massive game. Dallas is just 1.5 games ahead of Minnesota as the two teams square off twice this week. The Nuggets and Timberwolves are currently tied in the standings with one of the three teams headed for the play-in tournament.
Minnesota has won ten of their last 11 games, and they present a difficult matchup. Superstar Luka Doncic missed each of the first two meetings this season, which the Mavericks and Timberwolves split. Winning the season series could be a key tiebreaker, so Monday’s game is a must-win for both teams.
Fans will not want to miss the contest, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, predictions, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: How to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavs local market), Bally Sports North X (Minnesota local market)
Watch online: NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Injury report
The Mavs ruled out Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) and Theo Pinson (finger) on the NBA’s official injury report, but they are the only two players listed. Reggie Bullock is set to return after missing four games with a personal issue, and Spencer Dinwiddie will be back after sitting in the Mavericks' last contest.
The Timberwolves listed Karl-Anthony Towns as questionable with a forearm contusion, and Naz Reid as probable with back spasms, but fans should expect both big men to play. Jaden McDaniels (ankle) and McKinley Wright IV (G League) will both miss Monday’s game.
Be sure to check social media for updates on Towns and Reid, plus any late-breaking information that comes out before tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavericks sit as 3.0-point favorites entering Monday’s game, and they are minus-155 on the moneyline. The contest’s over/under is 229.5.
WynnBet has all the best props, including hanging Luka Doncic to produce 45-plus points and rebounds at plus-170. Can the Mavericks superstar go for a 35-point double-double in a must-win game against the Wolves on Monday night? If so, fans can win some money as they celebrate a Mavs victory.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves predictions
Luka Doncic has scored 30-plus in 11 of his last 16 games, but the Timberwolves have a strong perimeter defense. It won’t matter on March 21 as the 23-year-old goes off for a 40-point double-double as he leads the Mavericks to victory.
Expect it to be a close contest with the Mavs just covering the spread on Monday night. Spencer Dinwiddie will play a key role as he nets 20 points and dishes out seven dimes to help Dallas get back in the win column.
Fans are not going to want to miss Monday’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves, so be sure to tune in and enjoy. Expect Luka to go off as he lifts the Mavs to victory in a playoff-like atmosphere inside the American Airlines Center.