Mavs vs. Timberwolves Game 5 NBA Preview (5/30/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 30, 2024
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The Dallas Mavericks are set to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on May 30, at 8:30 PM in the Target Center, Minneapolis. This scheduled NBA game will be broadcast on TNT, featuring betting odds, point spreads, and money lines for fans and bettors. Both teams compete in the Western Conference, aiming for a victory in this postseason matchup.

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game 5 pregame odds

The NBA matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center in Minneapolis presents a closely contested game according to pregame NBA betting odds. Sportsbooks like DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM offer insights into the expected performance with their moneyline, point spread, and over/under totals. The point spread is set at -4.5 in favor of the Timberwolves across the board at Ohio sportsbooks, indicating a slight edge over the Mavericks. The over/under for the game is consistently pegged at 209.5, suggesting expectations for the game’s total score from both teams combined.

  • Bet365: Mavericks +4.5, over/under 209.5
  • BetMGM: Mavericks +4.5, over/under 209.5
  • Caesars: Mavericks +4.5, over/under 209.5
  • BetRivers: Mavericks +4.5, over/under 209.5

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

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game 5 injuries & projected starting lineup

Dallas Mavericks: Olivier-Maxence Prosper (PF) is out with an ankle injury since May 3. Dereck Lively 2 (C) is questionable due to a neck injury that began May 26.

Minnesota Timberwolves: No significant injuries reported.

Timberwolves projected starting lineup

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

Mavericks projected starting lineup

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

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Mavs vs. Wolves Game 5 news

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves broke out of his shooting slump with a 25-point performance in Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks, securing a 105-100 victory. Towns, who struggled from the three-point line in the first three games of the series, improved by going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. His performance is crucial as the Timberwolves aim to close the series gap at the Target Center in Minneapolis. This recent development is significant for NBA bettors and fans analyzing the odds for the upcoming game.

Team stats for Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

The recent series between the Mavs and Timberwolves has been closely contested, making the upcoming game a must-watch for NBA betting enthusiasts and basketball fans. Team stats for each team are below.

Dallas Mavericks team stats & standings

The Dallas Mavericks, with a record of 50-32, are positioned fifth in the Western Conference and lead the Southwest Division. Their performance is highlighted by a 36.9% three-point shooting and a 48.1% field goal percentage. The Mavericks average 117.8 points per game while allowing 115.6 points against them. In their recent matchups, they faced a loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves with scores fluctuating, indicating a competitive edge as they head into the next game at the Target Center, in Minneapolis.

  • 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 out with 56-26, ranking third in the Western Conference and third in the Northwest Division. Their stats showcase a 38.7% accuracy from the three-point line and a 48.5% field goal percentage. Averaging 113.0 points per game and conceding 106.5 points, the Timberwolves have shown solid defensive and offensive strategies.

  • 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 Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

As the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves prepare to face off at the Target Center in Minneapolis, bettors and fans are closely analyzing player performances. Luka Doncic and Anthony Edwards are among the key players likely to impact the game’s outcome, given their recent and seasonal performances. This matchup promises to be a crucial one for NBA betting odds.

Dallas Mavericks leaders ahead of Thursday’s game

Luka Doncic continues to be a pivotal player for the Mavericks, showcasing his ability to score, rebound, and assist effectively in recent games.

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 28 PTS, 15 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 16 PTS, 2 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Jaden Hardy (SG): 13 PTS, 1 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 12 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 10 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Mavericks show Doncic’s dominance in scoring and playmaking.

  • Luka Doncic: 33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG
  • Kyrie Irving: 25.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.: 14.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 0.4 APG
  • P.J. Washington: 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.4 APG
  • Daniel Gafford: 11.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 0.8 APG

Minnesota Timberwolves leaders ahead of Thursday’s game

Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns are the Timberwolves’ top performers, crucial for their success against the Mavericks in Minneapolis.

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 29 PTS, 10 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 25 PTS, 5 RBS, 1 AST
  • Mike Conley (PG): 14 PTS, 3 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 13 PTS, 10 RBS, 1 AST
  • Jaden McDaniels (PF): 10 PTS, 1 RBS, 0 ASTS

The Timberwolves’ season stats highlight their reliance on Edwards’ scoring and Gobert’s rebounding abilities.

  • Anthony Edwards: 25.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 21.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Rudy Gobert: 14.0 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Naz Reid: 13.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Mike Conley: 11.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 5.9 APG
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