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The Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves are playing each other in the Western Conference Finals starting tonight. Can the TWolves dominate the Mavs in Game 1 just like they did in the regular season? Matt McCuen shares his Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves prediction, pick against the spread, and the latest odds for Game 1.
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Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds for Game 1

The Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves will duel from the Twin Cities on Wednesday night.

Get ready for the monumental first game of the Western Conference Finals tonight.

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves GAME 1 DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: May 22, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves GAME 1 Odds

  • Spread: Mavericks +4 (+100), Timberwolves -4 (-115)
  • Total Odds: O 206.5 (-108), U 206.5 (-105)
  • Moneyline Odds: Mavericks (+158), Timberwolves (-186)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 Prediction

Dallas stunned the Thunder in round one, taking down the top seed of the Western Conference.

Minnesota stormed back from a 3-2 series deficit to beat the defending champion Denver Nuggets.

Both teams pulled off upsets to get into this position.

Tonight is an important game, as 64.3 percent of the time, the winner of Game 1 wins the series.

Minnesota opens as the favorite (4.5) on DraftKings Sportsbook.

The total for tonight's game is set at 207.

Luka Doncic has led the charge for the Mavericks in the postseason. The Slovenian-born superstar, who finished third in MVP voting, has averaged 27.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 9.1 assists.

Veteran Kyrie Irving has delivered a strong playoff run, adding 21.1 points and a team-best 1.4 steals.

PJ Washington has averaged 14.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Washington has delivered multiple 20+ efforts in the postseason.

Dallas has averaged 106.5 points per game.

Anthony Edwards leads the Wolves with 28.9 points per game and 1.7 steals. Edwards has changed the franchise since being drafted by Minnesota.

Big man Karl-Anthony Towns has averaged 18.8 points per game and 9.3 rebounds.

Jaden McDaniels has been stellar on the defensive end, adding 12.4 points per game.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 Pick

We will trust the home team tonight.

Minnesota rolls into this game with supreme confidence after beating the Nuggets.

The Wolves match up well with the Mavs and have the length on defense to slow down this Dallas squad.

This Wolves squad dominated the regular season meetings, winning the series 3-1.

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -4 -115 CLICK HERE TO SEE WHICH SPORTSBOOK HAS THE BEST ODDS

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves 1H -2 -120 CLICK HERE TO SEE WHICH SPORTSBOOK HAS THE BEST ODDS

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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