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Wolves Make a Statement: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Game 1 Picks, Odds, Injury Report for 5/22/24

Wolves Make a Statement: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Game 1 Picks, Odds, Injury Report for 5/22/24
Associated Press / Alamy Stock Photo: Minnesota Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and Rudy Gobert (27) walk on the court

After a hard-fought battle in the semis, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks are set for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Timberwolves defeated the Mavericks in three out of four regular-season matchups. Can they continue their dominance when it really matters? Our Timberwolves vs Mavericks prediction is available below!

The Timberwolves are favorites with an implied probability of 64.9% to win this one at 1.54 odds, while the Mavericks are available at 2.55 odds. The point spread is +/-4.0 points, and the total points line is at 208.5.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will battle the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for Game 1 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 take the lead

  • Selections: Timberwolves -4.0
  • Odds: 1.90 (TRACK TIP)
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 6/10

Odds are available as of May 22nd, 2024. Odds may now differ.

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Following their comeback victory on Sunday, the Timberwolves have become very formidable. Additionally, they defeated the Mavericks in three out of four regular-season matchups. The Timberwolves have won their last nine home games against Southwest Division teams after a win. On the other hand, the Mavericks have lost their last eight games as road underdogs against Northwest Division teams after a win. They have also failed to cover the spread in seven of those eight games. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have covered the spread in seven of their last eight home games against Southwest Division teams after winning as underdogs. No doubt, my money is on the Timberwolves to cover here.


Timberwolves vs Mavericks Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
  • Time: 03:00 (CET)
  • Arena: Target Center
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Report, Team News

The Minnesota Timberwolves recently secured a win in a 7-game series against the Denver Nuggets. Under pressure, their defense tightened significantly, limiting the Nuggets to just 80 points per game in the last two games of the semifinal series. They have a 3-2 record at home in these NBA playoffs.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.4 points per game. They shoot 47.2% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc, and 79.6% from the free throw line. They are allowing 99.6 points per game, 45.7% from the field and 35.7% from deep. The Timberwolves are 48-43-2 ATS. They have covered 72.7% (8-3) 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 recently won a 6-game series against the Thunder. They defeated the top-seeded Thunder with strong defensive performances, allowing an average of 102.3 points over the last four games of the series. The Mavericks have won 4 of their last 5 games and hold a 4-2 record on the road in these NBA playoffs.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 106.5 points per game. They shoot 45.9% from the field, 36.6% from beyond the arc, and 69.8% from the charity stripe. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 103.2 points per game, from 44% field points and 35.4% shooting from deep. The Mavericks are 55-39-0 ATS. They have covered 58.3% (7-5) of their games in the playoffs and are 11-11 ATS as away underdogs.

Luka Doncic has been the Mavericks’ top scorer in the postseason, averaging 27.3 points per game. He also leads the team with 9.7 rebounds and tops all players in the postseason with 9.1 assists per game. Doncic is listed as probable for this game due to knee and ankle injuries. 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 48-43-2 ATS.
  • The Mavericks are 55-39-0 ATS.
  • The Timberwolves have covered 72.7% (8-3) of their playoff games. 
  • The Timberwolves are 3-2 SU at home in these NBA playoffs. 
  • The Mavericks have covered 58.3% (7-5) of their games in the playoffs
  • The Mavericks are 11-11 ATS as away underdogs. 

Timberwolves vs Mavericks H2H 

The Mavericks and Timberwolves have met 139 times—both the regular season and playoffs. The Mavericks have won 80 and the Timberwolves have 59 wins in those games. The Timberwolves won the last game between them,  121-87.


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