Smith Jr. has been out with an illness as well as concern with his role on the team. He is expected to return to action against the Clippers on Tuesday.
%W 0.49% | Streak 2
L10: W4 L6 P0
The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off a big win, minus their former
coach in Tom Thibodeau. On Friday, they’ll take on a Dallas Mavericks
team that has been below par on the road with a 3-18 mark.
%W 0.50% | Streak 0
L10: W5 L5 P0
The Timberwolves are a tough out at home, and the Mavericks are
literally the worst road team in the NBA -- worse than the Cavs! Dallas
is also in a bit of a mini-slump, especially against the spread (2-4)
%W 0.46% | Streak 1
L10: W3 L6 P1
The Mavericks have covered the past three meetings with the
Timberwolves, the last coming Oct. 20 at Dallas, a 140-136 win. But
Dallas comes in losing four of its last six (2-4 ATS) and has won only
three road games this season.
%W 0.52% | Streak 3
L10: W8 L2 P0
I agree with the line move here. Back Dallas to improve to 16-7 ATS in its last 23 visits to Minnesota.
%W 0.53% | Streak 0
L10: W3 L7 P0
%W 0.48% | Streak 0
L10: W5 L5 P0
%W 0.47% | Streak 0
L10: W2 L8 P0
- TrendOver is 16-5 in Timberwolves last 21 games as a home underdog of 5.0-10.5.Hit %76.20% (21)O/U16|5Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 6-1 in Timberwolves last 7 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.Hit %85.70% (7)O/U6|1Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 games as a favorite of 11.0 or greater.Hit %71.40% (7)O/U2|5Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 21-8 in Timberwolves last 29 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.Hit %72.40% (29)O/U21|8Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 42-20-2 in Mavericks last 64 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.Hit %67.70% (64)O/U20|42Push2W/L
- TrendUnder is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.Hit %100.00% (4)O/U21|8Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 21-8 in Mavericks last 29 games as a road underdog of 0.5-4.5.Hit %72.40% (29)O/U8|21Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 games as a road favorite.Hit %80.00% (5)O/U1|4Push0W/L
Dallas Mavericks last injuries
Jordan is expected to play Monday against the Bucks despite a left ankle sprain.
Matthews has a right wrist sprain and his status for Saturday's game against the Pacers is unclear.
Barea had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Nowitzki missed the previous game with an illness but it is expected he will play against the Timberwolves on Friday.
Doncic has a lower-back strain but is expected to face the Suns on Wednesday.
Minnesota Timberwolves last injuries
Butler was held out of the previous game due to a sore right wrist and it is uncertain if it will impede his status for Wednesday's clash with the Spurs.
Teague is battling with inflammation in his left ankle and it is unclear if he will play against the Suns on Tuesday.
Jones is sidelined with a left high-ankle sprain and will miss an undetermined length of time.
Teague is ailing from an illness but is expected to be available for Sunday's matchup against the Suns.
Rose missed the last game due to a sprained right ankle but it is likely he will play Tuesday against the 76ers.
Teague has a left ankle injury but is likely to suit up against the 76ers on Tuesday.
Butler is dealing with bruised ribs but is projected to play Sunday against the Knicks.
Towns injured his ankle in the last game but is expected to be available for Saturday's tilt with the Pelicans.