NBA Betting Preview (May 30): Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game 5 Predictions

Anthony Edwards #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket during the game against the Dallas Mavericks during Round 3 Game 4 of the 2024 NBA Playoffs on May 28, 2024 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

The Minnesota Timberwolves kept their playoff hopes alive with a crucial 105-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4, cutting the series deficit to 3-1. This win brings the series back to Minnesota, providing the Timberwolves with a significant opportunity to capitalize on their home-court advantage in Game 5.

Winning Game 4 in Dallas, especially by overcoming the Mavericks on their home court, could serve as a morale booster for the Timberwolves. As the series returns to Minnesota, the Timberwolves will look to harness the momentum from this victory. For the Mavericks, closing out the series in Game 5 becomes a critical goal to avoid a Game 6 back in Dallas, where the pressure would intensify.

Bet on Mavericks vs. Timberwolves GM 5

DAL +4.5
MIN -4.5

The stakes for Game 5 are high, with the potential for the Timberwolves to further shift the series and momentum in their favour or for the Mavericks to secure their place in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Let’s look at the best betting odds available on both teams for this upcoming matchup.

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves best odds

Mavericks Moneyline Odds+167 @ Betano
Timberwolves Moneyline Odds-181 @ Pinnacle
Over/UnderOver 209.5 points (-105) @ Caesars
Under 210.5 (-110) @ PowerPlay
SpreadTimberwolves -4.5 (-110) @ Pinnacle
Mavericks +5 (-115) @ bet365
Series OddsMavericks -550, Timberwolves +400 @ bet365
Time/DateMay 30, 8:30 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: SN1
Stream: NBA League Pass
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Betting Dallas Mavericks (11-5 SU, 10-6 ATS, 8-8 o/u)

The Mavericks faced a challenging Game 4 against the Timberwolves, with their star players, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, struggling with shooting efficiency. Despite Luka’s triple-double performance, which typically would set the stage for a team’s success, the Mavericks couldn’t capitalize due to the overall poor shooting night from their key contributors.

Doncic’s 28 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists show his capability to impact the game in multiple ways, yet his and Irving’s shooting inefficiencies (13-for-39 combined from the field and 5-for-16 from three) significantly hampered the team’s offensive rhythm. P.J. Washington also had a tough night, making only three of 13 shots from the field and two of nine from beyond the arc, further compounding the team’s struggles.

As the series extends to Game 5 back in Minnesota, the Mavericks will need to address these shooting woes to close out the series. It’s crucial for them to regain their shooting form to avoid giving the Timberwolves more confidence and momentum at home.

Betting Minnesota Timberwolves (9-6 SU, 9-6 ATS, 9-6 o/u)

Karl-Anthony Towns’s remarkable second-half performance, where he netted 20 points after a subdued first half, was instrumental in propelling the Timberwolves to an important win, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Anthony Edwards also had a standout game, nearly achieving a triple-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. His versatile contributions across the board not only provided critical scoring but also showcased his all-around impact on the game.

Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert played essential roles in the Timberwolves’ critical victory, providing much-needed stability and depth to the team’s performance. Conley’s impactful first half, where he scored 13 of his 14 total points, gave the Timberwolves a strong start, setting a positive tone for the game. His overall contributions of 14 points, seven assists, and four steals also highlight his veteran presence and ability to make significant plays on both ends of the court. Gobert’s contribution in the crucial moments of the fourth quarter, scoring eight points, was vital in maintaining the team’s lead and momentum. His double-double performance of 13 points and 10 rebounds underscores his importance in the paint.

As the series shifts back to Minnesota for Game 5, the Timberwolves will indeed be looking to leverage the momentum from this win. This game presents another do-or-die situation for the Timberwolves, and with the boosted confidence from their latest win, they are positioned to make a strong push to extend the series further. Keeping the pressure on the Mavericks and maintaining their offensive and defensive execution will be key as they look to secure another crucial victory.

Anthony Edwards over 42.5 points + rebounds + assists


Mavericks vs. Timberwolves injury concerns

  • Doncic (knee/ankle) is questionable.
  • Dereck Lively (neck) is questionable.
  • Maxi Kleber (shoulder) is expected to miss a significant amount of time, if not the entire postseason, due to a full dislocation of his right AC joint.
  • Olivier-Maxence Prosper (ankle) has been ruled out.
  • The over went 3-1 in the four regular-season meetings between the teams.
  • The over is 3-1 in this series.
  • Edwards has recorded over 7.5 rebounds in four of his last five games. His line is at +100 to record over 7.5 rebounds.
  • Irving has recorded under 4.5 assists in four of his last five games. His line is at -125 to record under 4.5 assists.
  • Jaden McDaniels has recorded over 1.5 threes in four of his last five games. His line is at -115 to record over 1.5 threes.

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves predictions

  • Edwards over 42.5 points, rebounds and assists: -115 (Betano). With the series returning to Minnesota and this being a must-win game, expect Edwards to give it his all. He has surpassed this line in two consecutive games and has been close to recording a triple-double in both.
  • Over 209.5 total points: -105 (Caesars). During the regular season, the total points line was surpassed in three of the four games between these teams. This trend continued in Games 1, 2, and 3, where the total points reached over 210. In Game 4, the over fell short by just five points after both teams experienced cold stretches towards the end and missed a combined total of 12 free throws. Given this consistent pattern and historical scoring, expect the total points to go over in Game 5 as well.