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Wolves Bounce Back: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Game 2 Picks, Odds, Injury Report for 5/24/24

Wolves Bounce Back: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Game 2 Picks, Odds, Injury Report for 5/24/24
Associated Press / Alamy Stock Photo: Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert (27)

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks will continue Game 2 of this series at the same venue after Game 1 ended with lots of surprises. The Dallas Mavericks hold the advantage going forward. Can they hold on to the lead? Our Timberwolves vs Mavericks prediction is available below!

The Timberwolves are favorites with an implied probability of 67.6% to win this one at 1.48 odds, while the Mavericks are available at 2.70 odds. The point spread is +/-5.5 points, and the total points line is at 207.5.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will battle the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. For more NBA picks from Agbeniga Ayobami and other basketball experts, visit our Expert Insights section.

Timberwolves vs Mavericks Prediction and Picks: Timberwolves get a leveler

  • Selections: Timberwolves -5.5
  • Odds: 1.90
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 6/10

Odds are available as of May 24th, 2024. Odds may now differ.

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In Game 1, the Timberwolves not only shot poorly but also struggled to score in the paint. However, they’ve been superb in comebacks throughout the season and are expected to do so again. 

Their offense has been more productive at home during this postseason, which is an advantage heading into Game 2. Improved performances from Towns and Rudy Gobert will support Anthony Edwards in managing the offensive play.

Timberwolves vs Mavericks Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2024
  • Time: 01:30 (CET)
  • Arena: Target Center
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Report, Team News

The Minnesota Timberwolves are enjoying a strong season, making their first appearance in the Western Conference Finals since 2004. However, they were disappointed after narrowly losing to the Mavericks in the series opener. The Timberwolves shot just 42.7% from the field, 36.7% (18 of 49) from the 3-point line, and 61.1% (11 of 18) from the free-throw line. Jaden McDaniels led the team with 24 points, Anthony Edwards added 19 points with 11 rebounds and 8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 16 points with 7 rebounds. Naz Reid came off the bench to add 15 points in just 24 minutes played.

The Timberwolves have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are 3-3 SU at home in the playoffs. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.1 points per game. They shoot 46.8% from the field, 35.9% from beyond the arc, and 78.4% from the free throw line. They are allowing 100.3 points per game, 46% from the field and 34.8% from deep. The Timberwolves are 48-44-2 ATS and have covered 66.7% (8-4) of their playoff games.  

The Timberwolves will still be without Jaylen Clark, who has been out since November with an Achilles injury. However, Mike Conley is listed as questionable due to an Achilles issue.

Dallas Mavericks Injury Report, Team News

The Dallas Mavericks are looking to secure a 2-0 series lead after their thrilling 108-105 comeback victory over the Timberwolves in Game 1 on Wednesday. In Game 1, the Mavericks shot 49.4% from the field, 24% (6 of 25) from the 3-point line and 94.1% (16 of 17) from the charity stripe. Luka Doncic led the team with 33 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists, Kyrie Irving dropped 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists while PJ Washington added 13 points and 7 rebounds.

The Mavericks have won 5 of their last 6 games, and are 5-2 SU on the road in the playoffs. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 106.6 points per game. They shoot 46.2% from the field, 35.9% from beyond the arc, and 71.1% from the charity stripe. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 103.3 points per game, from 43.9% field points and 35.5% shooting from deep. The Mavericks are 56-39-0 ATS and have covered 61.5% (8-5) of their games in the playoffs. The Mavericks are 12-11 ATS as away underdogs. 

However, the Mavericks will be without Olivier-Maxence Prosper (ankle), Maxi Kleber (shoulder), and Greg Brown III (personal reasons).

Timberwolves vs Mavericks Betting Trends

  • The Timberwolves are 48-44-2 ATS.
  • The Mavericks are 56-39-0 ATS.
  • The Timberwolves have covered 66.7% (8-4) of their playoff games. 
  • The Timberwolves are 3-3 SU at home in these NBA playoffs. 
  • The Mavericks have covered 61.5% (8-5) of their games in the playoffs
  • The Mavericks are 12-11 ATS as away underdogs. 

Timberwolves vs Mavericks H2H 

The Mavericks and Timberwolves have met 140 times—both the regular season and playoffs. The Mavericks have won 81 and the Timberwolves have 59 wins in those games. The Mavericks won the last game between them,  108-105.


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