Minnesota Stops the Dallas Sweep, Heads Home for Game 5

Mavericks vs Timberwolves Lines, Predictions, and More

Mavericks vs Timberwolves lines are out and the Timberwolves are -4.5 favorites at home.

  • They are -195 to win the game straight up and the Mavericks are +165 underdogs.

The total for the game is set at 209.5. Right now the series price has adjusted to Timberwolves +400 and Mavericks -650 to reach the NBA finals.

Before Minnesota’s Game 4 victory, the NBA odds were Dallas -3000 to win the series and the Timberwolves were +1400.

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Both the Mavericks and Timberwolves NBA championship odds also have been adjusted since the last game. In our last article, we said “The Mavericks now have their shortest NBA championship odds yet, +185, while Minnesota’s implied chances have dropped severely to +4100.”

The odds since then have changed, the Mavericks being +225 to win it all and the Timberwolves being +1600.

Minnesota will need to capitalize on the bit of momentum they gained in Game 4. Karl-Anthony Towns finally stepping up is a good sign, but Luka Doncic and the Mavericks will be hungry to close things out in Game 5.

With these Mavericks vs Timberwolves lines, we are going to look at the past Timberwolves and Dallas Mavs schedule and analyze where there might be some opportunities.

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Day/Time:
Records: Mavericks (50-32)/Timberwolves (56-26)
Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
Streaming: TNT, TruTV, HBOMax

How Minnesota Got Down 3-0

In the opening showdown of the series, the Mavericks clinched a narrow victory over the Timberwolves, securing a 108-105 win in a tightly contested match.

Despite facing a tough defensive effort, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns struggled to find their scoring rhythm, contributing to a combined total of just 35 points for the Timberwolves.

However, Jaden McDaniels emerged as a bright spot for Minnesota, delivering an impressive performance with 24 points, including several pivotal three-pointers.

On the Mavericks’ side, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving took charge, combining forces to rack up an impressive 63 points, showcasing their offensive prowess.

Doncic, with 33 points to his name, controlled the tempo of the game, while Irving’s efficient shooting, going 12-of-23 from the field, played a crucial role in securing the victory for Dallas.

As the series progressed to Game 2, it was once again the Luka Doncic show, as his clutch shot propelled the Mavericks to a 109-108 victory, securing a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Doncic’s triple-double performance, tallying 32 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds, underscored his status as one of the league’s elite NBA players. Despite a strong effort from Naz Reid for the Timberwolves, they struggled to contain the dynamic duo of Doncic and Irving, particularly in the critical moments of the game.

In Game 3, the Mavericks continued their dominance, claiming a 116-107 win over the Timberwolves. Once again, it was Doncic and Irving leading the charge, each contributing 33 points to secure their team’s fifth consecutive NBA playoff victory.

While Anthony Edwards put up a commendable performance with 26 points for the Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns faced difficulties, shooting just 5-of-18 from the field, highlighting the challenges faced by Minnesota in overcoming the Mavericks’ offensive firepower.

Game 4 Battle

In Game 4, the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Dallas Mavericks 105-100, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Karl-Anthony Towns, struggling previously, scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half.

Anthony Edwards shone with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. Luka Doncic’s triple-double for the Mavericks wasn’t enough, as he and Kyrie Irving struggled to score efficiently.

The game saw several lead changes in the fourth quarter, but Towns’ timely three-pointers secured the win for Minnesota. Despite missing rookie Dereck Lively II, the Mavericks stayed competitive, with Jaden Hardy contributing 13 points.

As they head into Game 5, the Timberwolves aim to build on this win and continue their playoff journey. They know they must maintain their intensity to challenge the Mavericks further and extend the series.

What to Expect Game 5

Mavericks vs Timberwolves lines are out and the Timberwolves are -4.5 favorites at home. They are -195 to win the game straight up and the Mavericks are +165 underdogs.

  • The total for the game is set at 209.5.

Minnesota certainly showed that they still had some fight left in them during Game 4, and the -4.5 spread seems reasonable; especially since they will be playing at home.

We do believe this game will be close, like every game in this series, and therefore the -4.5 spread may be a bit too large. Our NBA picks for this game say that taking the Mavericks +4.5 could be a solid bet.

So far Dallas is 3-1 against the spread in this series, and have covered in six of their last eight playoff games. The first three games of this series hit the over and the fourth went under.

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