Timberwolves vs. Mavericks odds, prediction: 2024 NBA Western Conference finals Game 3 picks by proven model (2024)

The Dallas Mavericks will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead when they battle the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Dallas stunned Minnesota 109-108 in Game 2 at Minneapolis after trailing for most of the game. The Timberwolves (56-26), the No. 3 seed, are 5-1 on the road this postseason. The Mavericks (50-32), the No. 5 seed, are 4-2 on their home court through the first two rounds.

Tip-off from American Airlines Center in Dallas is set for 8 p.m. ET. Dallas leads the all-time series 82-59, including a 5-0 edge in the playoffs. The Mavericks are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Timberwolves vs. Mavericks odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 207.5. Before making any Mavericks vs. Timberwolves picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-ratedNBA picksover the past five-plus seasons. The model entered the conference finals in the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 94-61 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following the model has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has dialed in on Timberwolves vs. Mavs in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals and locked in its 2024 NBA playoff predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are severalNBA oddsand betting lines for Mavs vs. Timberwolves:

  • Timberwolves vs. Mavericks spread: Dallas -2.5
  • Timberwolves vs. Mavericks over/under: 207.5 points
  • Timberwolves vs. Mavericks money line: Minnesota +115, Dallas -136
  • MIN: The Timberwolves have hit the money line in 31 of their last 45 away games (+17.85 units)
  • DAL: The Mavericks have covered the spread in 33 of their last 47 games (+17.60 units)
  • Timberwolves vs. Mavericks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Mavericks can cover

Point guard Luka Doncic, who is listed as questionable and a game-time decision with a right knee sprain, has been dominant this postseason. In 14 playoff games, Doncic has registered six double-doubles and five triple-doubles. In the Game 2 win over the Timberwolves on Friday, he poured in 32 points, while adding 13 assists and 10 rebounds. This postseason, he is averaging 28 points, 9.4 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 41.9 minutes.

Point guard Kyrie Irving has scored 20 or more points in each of his last three playoff games, including a 20-point, six-assist and four-rebound effort on Friday at Minneapolis. In Game 1, he poured in 30 points, while adding five rebounds and four assists in a 108-105 win. In three games against the Timberwolves this season, Irving has scored 30 or more points twice, including a 35-point performance during the regular season. In 14 playoff games, all starts, he is averaging 21.6 points, 5.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 40.1 minutes.See which team to pick here.

Why the Timberwolves can cover

Shooting guard Anthony Edwards continues to set the pace for Minnesota. In 13 playoff games, all starts, Edwards is averaging 27.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 40.2 minutes. He is coming off a 21-point, seven-assist and five-rebound performance in the Game 2 loss. In Game 1 of the series, Edwards nearly registered a triple-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds with eight assists.

Center Karl-Anthony Towns has been a big part of Minnesota's success this postseason. He is coming off a 15-point, seven-rebound and three-assist effort in Friday's loss. He has registered six double-doubles this postseason, including a 23-point and 12-rebound performance in the 98-90 Game 7 win at Denver on May 19. In 13 playoff starts, he is averaging 18.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 32 minutes.See which team to pick here.

How to make Mavericks vs. Timberwolves picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 214 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 60% of the time.You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Game 3 of Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, and which side of the spread hits over 60% of the time?Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $2,800 on its NBA picks this season, and find out.

Timberwolves vs. Mavericks odds, prediction: 2024 NBA Western Conference finals Game 3 picks by proven model (2024)
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