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Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 5: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The Minnesota Timberwolves know history is against them, but they have avoided the sweep and will now bank on home court advantage in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.

Minnesota's 105-100 Game 4 victory helped them stay in contention in the best-of-seven series, but they still trail 3-1 in the series heading into Game 5.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 5 betting picks and predictions

Anthony Edwards Double Double (+220)

It's game on in the West, with the Wolves winning in Dallas to prevent a sweep, and it gives them hope with the series going back to Minneapolis for Game 5.

And where there's hope there's Anthony Edwards, many people's idea of a future Michael Jordan (OK, we've heard that enough times before) and showing MVP form through the playoffs.

Edwards averaged 25.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.1 assists through the regular season. He's upped those numbers to 27.5, 6.9 and 6.5 postseason. The Timberwolves needed him at his All-Star best to eclipse the Nuggets in the semis, and they need him now like never before.

And in Game 4, where he posted 29 points, ten rebounds, and nine assists in a series-saving 105-100 success on enemy territory, he delivered, as he continues to do.

He needed wingman Karl-Anthony Towns to come good, too, and Towns came to the party with 25 points, including four of five from three-point range.

They also needed Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving to go cold, and that happened. Doncic shot just 4/14 from the floor with Edwards guarding him, per NBA tracking stats.

Edwards won't go away. He has been in All-Star form all year, and he loves the pressure.

The stage is set for another huge performance from a player who looks top value at +220 for a Double Double, something he has produced twice in the first four games of the Conference Finals.

Dallas Mavericks Over 102.5 points (-115)

Luka Doncic looked sad while facing the media after his team's Game 4 loss in Dallas, lamenting the fact that he has to fly out to Minneapolis for Game 5 rather than enjoy a few days off before jetting out to Boston for Game 1 of the Finals.

To that end, and given how good he and Irving have been over the course of the playoffs, expect a backlash at the Target Center.

The Mavs are +160 money line underdogs and that's tempting. They are +4.5 underdogs on the spread which is every bit as tempting.

But don't miss out on betting the -115 for the Mavs to clear 102.5 points, something they managed in the first three games as Dallas forged into a 3-0 lead.

The Timberwolves are the top-rated defense in the league but they are looking shot and it's hardly a surprise. They were taken to seven by Denver and are heading into Game 5 against the Mavs, and both those teams are hugely powerful offensive units.

Minnesota have been hindered by foul trouble and it seems impossible that Doncic and Irving are going to go quiet back-to-back.

Dallas can seal the deal in Game 5. At the very least, they can sail Over 102.5 points, something they have done in ten of their last 13 contests.

Karl-Anthony Towns Under 19.5 points (-120)

Karl-Anthony Towns produced in Game 4 with 25 points and shooting 80 percent from three-point range.

Before that, in the first three games, Towns was just 15/54 (27.8%), including a 3/23 mark from three-point territory (13%).

So which Towns turns up in Game 5? Given how much foul trouble he finds himself in, the clever money is to go with the energy-drained, trouble-finding Towns, who won't get up to the 19.5 points he is slated for.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 5 odds

Minnesota Timberwolves

+160 ML

Dallas Mavericks

-190 ML

Spread

DAL Mavericks -4.5

Total Points

O/U 209.5

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 5 player props

Player Points

Luka Doncic (DAL Mavericks)

O/U 30.5

Anthony Edwards (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 28.5

Kyrie Irving (DAL Mavericks)

O/U 23.5

Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 19.5

Daniel Gafford (DAL Mavericks)

O/U 8.5

Rudy Gobert (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 12.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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