Mavericks vs Timberwolves Western Conference Finals Game 1 NBA Preview (5/22/24): Odds, Injuries, Lineups & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 22, 2024
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Timberwolves vs. Mavericks Preview

The Dallas Mavericks are set to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at 8:30 p.m ET today. The game will take place at Target Center in Minneapolis and will air on TNT. Betting odds favor the Timberwolves with a -4.5 point spread and an over/under of 207.5. This matchup is crucial for NBA bettors looking for insights on betting odds.

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game 1 odds

The pregame NBA betting odds for the Mavericks vs. Timberwolves game tonight show competitive lines across several sportsbooks. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM all present a consensus that the Timberwolves are slightly favored at home with a point spread around -4.5 and an over/under ranging from 206.5 to 207.5. This suggests a closely contested game, making it a focal point for NBA bettors looking for action at Ohio sportsbooks.

  • Bet365: Timberwolves -4.0, over/under 207.0
  • BetMGM: Timberwolves -4.5, over/under 206.5
  • Caesars: Timberwolves -4.0, over/under 207.5
  • BetRivers: Timberwolves -4.5, over/under 206.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Mavericks vs Timberwolves.

Mavs vs Timberwolves Game 1 projected starting lineups

Mavericks starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Luka Doncic
  • SG: Kyrie Irving
  • SF: Derrick Jones Jr.
  • PF: P.J. Washington
  • C: Daniel Gafford

Timberwolves starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Mike Conley
  • SG: Anthony Edwards
  • SF: Jaden McDaniels
  • PF: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • C: Rudy Gobert

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game 1 injuries

Mavericks: Maxi Kleber (C) is out with a shoulder injury since May 3. Olivier-Maxence Prosper (PF) is out with an ankle injury since May 3. Luka Doncic (PG) is probable due to knee/ankle issues since May 21.

Timberwolves: Mike Conley (PG) is questionable with a calf injury since May 21.

Mavs vs. Wolves Game 1 news

Luka Doncic is probable for Wednesday’s game. Despite knee and ankle soreness, his performance is vital for the Mavericks’ offensive strategy. His condition could affect game odds and nba betting insights.

Mike Conley is questionable for Game 1 on Wednesday. His participation is crucial for Timberwolves’ backcourt depth against the Mavericks in the upcoming nba playoff game, impacting betting odds.

Rudy Gobert has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team, highlighting his defensive prowess for the Timberwolves. His presence is significant for the team’s defense strategy in the Western Conference Finals against Dallas.

Mavericks vs Timberwolves team stats & standings ahead of Game 1

Dallas Mavericks team stats & standings

The Dallas Mavericks have secured a record of 50-32, positioning them first in the Southwest Division and fifth in the Western Conference. Their performance in the last ten games shows 7-3, with a recent victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder by scoring 104 points. The Mavericks’ season stats highlight:

  • Points per game: 117.8
  • Points allowed per game: 115.6
  • FG%: 48.1
  • 3PT%: 36.9
  • Rebounds per game: 42.9
  • Assists per game: 25.7

Minnesota Timberwolves team stats & standings

The Minnesota Timberwolves stand at 56-26, ranking them third in the Western Conference and third in the Northwest Division. Their recent game resulted in a win against the Denver Nuggets, scoring 98 points. The Timberwolves’ season stats are as follows:

  • Points per game: 113.0
  • Points allowed per game: 106.5
  • FG%: 48.5
  • 3PT%: 38.7
  • Rebounds per game: 43.6
  • Assists per game: 26.6

Player stats for Mavericks vs. Timberwolves before Game 1

As the Mavericks and Timberwolves prepare for their upcoming faceoff, bettors and fans are closely analyzing player performances. Luka Doncic and Karl-Anthony Towns are key players who could significantly impact the game’s outcome, given their recent and season-long stats. Their contributions on the court could sway betting odds in their teams’ favor.

Mavericks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Luka Doncic continues to be a dominant force for the Mavericks, showcasing his ability to contribute significantly across the board.

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 29 PTS, 10 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 22 PTS, 2 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (SF): 22 PTS, 4 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Dereck Lively II (C): 12 PTS, 15 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 9 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Mavericks show strong performances, with Doncic leading in multiple categories.

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 25.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 11.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (SF): 8.6 PPG, 3.3 RPG

Timberwolves leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards are pivotal for the Timberwolves, influencing both the game’s pace and the team’s odds in the betting markets.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 23 PTS, 12 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Jaden McDaniels (PF): 23 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST
  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 16 PTS, 8 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Mike Conley (PG): 10 PTS, 8 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 13 PTS, 9 RBS, 1 AST

Timberwolves’ season stats highlight the significant contributions from their key players.

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 25.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 14.0 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.7 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 21.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.8 APG
  • Naz Reid (C): 13.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 0.9 APG
  • Mike Conley (PG): 11.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 5.9 APG
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