This game should end in 208 points by my calculations. But the first quarter line carries the story here. Pay an attention to the following numbers while bear in mind that the totals line for the first quarter is set at 54. The Timberwolves’ first quarters ended up 9 times in a row over that number (going back from the last game, the total points scored in Minnesota games 61, 66, 61, 66, 60, 62, 65, 61, 62, 45). The Mavericks played 6 recent quarters under the number set for today (48, 45, 48, 51, 48, 43, 75). The last game the Mavs played against the team with no defensive effort was that game against Denver with 75 points first quarter. I believe that the first quarter will go Dallas’ way and be under the number set and therefore the whole game’s totals will be influenced by that quarter. We will know about the whole game set up at the halftime. One way or another – I do not see the first half over 107 points.
Under 210 -110