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Timberwolves vs Mavericks NBA Playoffs Game 5: Prediction, Odds and Picks

What a difference one win makes as the Minnesota Timberwolves are now favored versus the Dallas Mavericks for Game 5. The Timberwolves are 4½-point home favorites versus the Mavs in Game 5. The over-under is set at 209½ points.

To paraphrase Anthony Edwards, the Mavericks will have to “bring ya [expletive]” back to Minnesota for Game 5. Luka Doncic was likely hoping for more than a week of rest to recover from his knee injury. Instead, the Mavs are still fighting for a trip to the NBA Finals to face the Boston Celtics.

Timberwolves to Stay Alive in Game 5, Send Series Back to Dallas
Anthony Edwards #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves | Tim Heitman/Getty Images/AFP

Here’s what you need to know about Game 5 between the Wolves and Mavericks.


Timberwolves vs Mavericks Game 5 Information

  • Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Date/Time: Thursday, May 30, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Timberwolves vs Mavericks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


The Dallas Mavericks are 4½-point dogs versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. Game 5 tips off from Minneapolis at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Fans can stream the action on TNT and NBA Game Pass.


Mavericks vs Timberwolves Odds and Spreads


  • The Timberwolves are 4-6 against the spread (ATS) in the team’s last 10 matchups versus the Mavericks.
  • The under has hit in five of these matchups, with the over-cashing four times along with one push.
  • Minnesota is 49-47-1 ATS this season.
  • Dallas is 58-40 against the spread.
  • The Timberwolves are 50-19 straight up as a favorite.


Does Game 4 Win Give Wolves Confidence in Closing Time?

Despite the Mavericks once holding a 3-0 lead on the Timberwolves, this series has been closely contested. The difference has been Doncic and Kyrie Irving’s ability to make clutch plays in the closing minutes.

With Minnesota finally getting over the hump with a win, it will be interesting to see if it gives the team more confidence in crunch time. If the series continues to be extended, it will be interesting to see how this impacts Doncic’s play, given the star is dealing with a serious knee injury.


KAT Emerges From Slump in Game 4

It is no surprise that in the first game when the Wolves two stars played well, they were able to win. Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for 54 points in the Game 4 win. Towns’ performance was of particular note given the big man’s struggles throughout the series. The star posted 25 points and five rebounds in Game 4.

“KAT’s a great player,” Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch said, per ESPN. “His struggles were not going to last forever. He got himself going. Even when he got deep in foul trouble, we left him out there. … Just let him roll, and he played smart, played under control, rebounded really well for us, executed defensively. Really proud of him.

“Tonight was a great step for him.”


Game 5 Pick: Anthony Edwards Keeps Momentum Going

Dallas has still been the better team this series, but the team could be playing with fire by allowing the Wolves to hang around. This has been a closer series than the Mavs’ 3-1 lead indicates.

With the Timberwolves heading back home, I think Ant Man and company will keep the momentum going. To me, it looks like we are heading for a Game 6. Take the Wolves to both win and cover the Las Vegas odds.



Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.


Questions Of The Day

Who is leading the Western Conference Finals between the Timberwolves and Mavericks

The Mavericks are leading the Timberwolves 3-1 heading into Game 5.

What is the point spread for Game 5 between the Mavericks and Timberwolves?

The Timberwolves are 4 ½-point favorites versus the Mavericks in Game 5.

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