NBA Picks — Oct. 20 (Minnesota at Dallas)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Saturday’s NBA game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks for Winners and Whiners.

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Minnesota at Dallas:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Timberwolves -2.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 216 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Timberwolves Under 111 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Timberwolves -0.5 points -110 (3/5) — LOSS! 
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 110 points -110 (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Mavericks Under 27.5 points 1Q -115 (3/5) — LOSS!

Previous Day’s Record: 0-6 (.000)
October Record: 1-11 (.083)
Season Record: 1-11 (.083)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in October)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in October)
3-Star Pick Record: 1-5 (.167)          (1-7 (.125) in October)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)          (0-2 (.000) in October)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)          (0-2 (.000) in October)

Author: Chris Altruda

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