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Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Series Odds & Schedule – T-Wolves Open as Slight Favorites

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in NBA Basketball

Updated May 19, 2024 · 7:34 PM PDT

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic celebrates scoring a basket
Jan 7, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts to making a basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks will meet in the 2024 Western Conference Final
  • Minnesota will have home-court advantage and took three of four from Dallas in the regular season
  • Below, see the opening Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves odds for the West final

An epic Game 7 comeback by the Timberwolves against the reigning champion Nuggets has set-up an unlikely Western Conference Final between #3 Minnesota and the #5 Dallas Mavericks.

The best-of-seven series is scheduled to start next Wednesday, May 22, one day after the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers commence the Eastern Conference Final.

The opening Mavericks vs Timberwolves odds favor Minnesota, but the margin is slim.

Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Series Odds

Team  Series Price Game Spread Total Games
Dallas Mavericks +125 +1.5 (-180) O 5.5 (-175)
Minnesota Timberwolves -150 -1.5 (+150) U 5.5 (+145)

The Timberwolves, who will host Games 1, 2, 5 and 7, have opened as -150 favorites with the Mavericks coming back as +125 underdogs. Dallas last reached the NBA Finals in 2011, when the Mavericks went onto win their first and so far only NBA title. The Timberwolves are in the Western Conference final for the first time since 2004 and just the second time in franchise history. Minnesota, which entered the league in 1989-90, has never previously reached the NBA Finals.


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Odds as of May 19 at DraftKings. Download the best sports betting apps for the NBA playoffs. 

Dallas beat the shorthanded LA Clippers in six games in round one and then upset the top-seeded OKC Thunder in six games in round two. Minnesota swept the Phoenix Suns in round one before coming back from 20 points down on the road to beat the Nuggets in seven games in round two.

After the Nuggets were eliminated, the 2024 NBA championship odds moved even more heavily in favor of the Boston Celtics, who will enter the final four as -145 favorites to win their first NBA title since 2008. Boston is a -900 favorite to beat Indiana in the Celtics vs Pacers odds for the Eastern Conference Finals.

Dallas vs Minnesota Series Schedule

Game Date Home Team Away Team Start Time (ET)
1 Wednesday, May 22 Minnesota Dallas 8:40 pm
2 Friday, May 24 Minnesota Dallas 8:40 pm
3 Sunday, May 26 Dallas Minnesota 8:40 pm
4 Tuesday, May 28 Dallas Minnesota 8:40 pm
*5 Thursday, May 30 Minnesota Dallas 8:40 pm
*6 Saturday, June 1 Dallas Minnesota 8:40 pm
*7 Monday, June 3 Minnesota Dallas 8:40 pm

*If necessary. 

As mentioned, Game 1 of the Mavericks vs Timberwolves series is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, at 8:40 pm ET at Target Center in Minneapolis. The teams will play every other day thereafter until a potential Game 7 on Monday, May 3.

Regardless of how long the conference finals go, the 2024 NBA Finals will start on Thursday, June 6, and end no later than a potential Game 7 Sunday, June 23.

Dallas vs Minnesota Recent Results

Date Location Score/Winner
Jan 31, 2024 Minnesota 121-87 Timberwolves
Jan 7, 2024 Dallas 115-108 Mavericks
Dec 28, 2024 Minnesota 118-110 Timberwolves
Dec 14, 2023 Dallas 119-101 Timberwolves

The T-Wolves dominated the regular-season series against the Mavericks, will three of four, including both on their home court by an average. Though it must be noted that Luka Doncic only played two of the four games, including the Mavericks’ lone victory against Minnesota (a 115-108 victory in Dallas).

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