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NBA Betting Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 3 5/26/2024

Minnesota Timberwolves (56-26) vs. Dallas Mavericks (50-32)

The high-stakes drama of the NBA Western Finals escalates as the Minnesota Timberwolves, boasting a 56-26 season record, prepare to face the Dallas Mavericks, who finished their regular campaign at 50-32. As we approach Game 3, the Mavericks have snatched an early lead in the series, making this matchup pivotal for the Timberwolves. Set against the backdrop of the bustling American Airlines Center on a Sunday evening, this game promises to captivate basketball enthusiasts. Fans and bettors alike, eager for action, should keep an eye on our NBA Western Finals free betting picks for insightful tips and forecasts.

This season Timberwolves have shown their potential of scoring high by averaging a total of 113 points in every game that they have played. Their percentage of the shots made from the field for the season is 48.5% highly contributed by various players who used their shooting skills to create their own shots. The team also has good perimeter shooting too. They average 12.6 three-pointers per game at a 38.7% clip. Still, their ATS record, especially away from home (22-18), indicates that they are rather up-and-down about hitting the bigger number. This aspect could impact betting plans, especially with their last one four games against the spread.

Being the side with Luka Doncic as their key player, the Mavericks have outplayed the Timberwolves with over 117.9 points per game. They take an average of 39.5 threes per game, higher than that of Minnesota and converted 14.6 of those attempts, though the shooting percentage was a little lower at 36.9%. Such a high rate of increased productivity can be explained by the fact that this is a highly active team, which means they are particularly dangerous when they are on the field. Their over/under record on the road is 27-14, which demonstrates a solidness that may pay off as the ascending moneymakers, interested to further expand their lead in the series.


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks Game Info

When: Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Center
Stream: NBA League Pass


Anthony Edwards (SG) vs. Luka Doncic (PG)

The Timberwolves have relied on Anthony Edwards this season; Edwards played 79 games for the team and scored 25.9 points on average. Despite this fault, he proves to be an all-rounded player by scoring, and on average, doing 5.1 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game. Mavs’ defense is not very much threatening to Edwards’s athleticism and scoring prowess. However, his 3.1  turnover per game can be considered vulnerable for a team that converts such turnovers into possessions.

Still, Luka Doncic is not only the maverick’s top scorer but also one of the key playmakers with 33.9 points and 9.8 assists per game. This is due to his height and given that he is a point guard, he has a very good field vision and can create very good shots that others cannot. Sure, he is one of the leaders in the league in turnovers with an average of 4 turnovers per game but then again his contribution to the Dallas team is more of a positive than a negative.

The interaction of these leading personalities will determine the performance on the field when these two sides come face to face. While playing Edwards has to bank on his speed and quickness to match the physicality of Doncic and his ability to visualize the court. Direct scoring by Edwards may prove critical to his team while Doncic’s all-around style of play may determine the pace and overall performance of the match.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

As the betting lines are yet to be finalized, the key will be to monitor how the odds evolve in response to team news and market sentiments. Given the trends and performance, the odds might favor the Mavericks slightly, but the Timberwolves have shown resilience all season.


Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends

The Timberwolves have been a rather ‘on the fence team’. The probability that they will go OVER in totals, witnessed in 4 of the last 5 games, indicates that the efficiency from the field shall unlock big scoring games.


Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends

Dallas has been steadier in hitting point spreads overall and as an away team. Looking at the total for the last five games, there is balance although their season records show that they are capable of taking the game to the limit mainly due to their high scores.


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks 5/26/24 Betting Picks

Considering the statistical insights and current form, this game is poised to be a close, high-scoring affair. The Mavericks, with their superior scoring and consistency against the spread, might have the edge in this crucial game. However, the Timberwolves have the firepower to keep it tight.

For those looking into prop bets or over/under, the trends suggest that betting on a high total might be wise. Given both teams’ propensity to score in bunches, the OVER seems like a tempting option. Always consider these aspects for the best live betting experience.


Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 118, Minnesota Timberwolves 112

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