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Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves Game 2 Betting Pick

Game 2 of the best of 7 series between the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves will take place on Friday. This Western Conference Finals sees the Dallas Mavericks leading the series 1-0 after their thrilling Wednesday night win. The winner of this series heads to the NBA Finals to take on either Boston or Indiana.

The Dallas Mavericks are the fifth seed out of the Western Conference. Dallas went 50-32 in the regular season. The Mavericks struggled down the stretch losing their final two games, but have been red hot in the postseason. Dallas eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers in six games, and then the top seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in six games.

For Minnesota, they are the third seed. The Timberwolves went 56-26 in the regular season, just a game behind the Thunder and Nuggets. The first round, Minnesota swept the Phoenix Suns in four games. The second round saw Minnesota upset the defending champion Denver Nuggets in seven games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are -5.5 in this game at home.

Dallas Looking to Steal Two

Dallas got what they needed from their stars in Game 1. Luka Doncic had 30 points and Kyrie Irving scored 30 in the win. Those two took 49 shots between the two of them. The rest of the starters for the Mavericks had 31. The bench scored just 14 points in the game.

Doncic and Irving are one of the best duos in the league. In the regular season, they combined for 59.5 points per game, 15 assists, and 14.2 rebounds. The high water mark this postseason for Doncic was in Game 5 against the Clippers, where he scored 35 points.

The Mavericks have seen a big postseason out of PJ Washington. He scored 21+ in three straight games against Oklahoma. So far in the postseason, he has recorded three double doubles. He had 13 and 7 in the Game 1 win.

Timberwolves Trail 1-0

The Timberwolves used a great deal of energy to win back to back games and eliminate the Nuggets. Their top scorer Anthony Edwards struggled in this game, going just 6 for 16 from the field. He finished with 19 points. Jaden McDaniels was the top scorer for Minnesota, with 24.

Edwards has seen some massive games this postseason. He scored 40 and 43 in back to back games, and then later added 44 against the Nuggets. Karl Anthony Towns is another guy that Minnesota needs to see a better Game 2 from. He was just 6 for 20 from the field in the loss.

Minnesota scored 113 points per game during the regular season. They are one of the best three point shooting teams, making nearly 39%. Minnesota though lives off their defense.  In their four wins over the Nuggets, they held them under 100 points in each game.

Timberwolves Top Mavericks

Minnesota is going to win this game at home. The Timberwolves are not going to let Dallas come in and win both games on the road. Look for Edwards to be extra aggressive in this game, and the defensive plan that the Timberwolves put together will work like a charm this time.

Our final bet for this game on Friday is the Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5 over the Dallas Mavericks. We like the Timberwolves 107-100 over the Mavericks. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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