NBA Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves Game 5 odds, picks and predictions

The Minnesota Timberwolves welcome the Dallas Mavericks to Target Center for Game 5 of the best-of-7 Western Conference Finals Thursday. The Mavericks lead the series 3-1. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT). Let’s analyze FanDuel Sportsbook’s'lines around the Mavericks vs. Timberwolves odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Mavericks ripped off 3 straight wins to open this series, covering in each. They did come up short in Game 4, though, losing 105-100 Tuesday after closing as 1.5-point favorites. G Luka Doncic ended with a team-high 28 points but hit just 7 of 21 from the field.

Dallas beat the LA Clippers in 6 games in the 1st round and also won its 2nd-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder in 6, covering 7 of 12 before the conference finals. The Mavs are 6-2 against the spread (ATS) on the road in the playoffs.

G Anthony Edwards, who leads the Wolves with 27.5 points per game in the playoffs, had his best performance of the series in Game 4, ending with 29 points and 10 rebounds.

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