NBA Mavericks vs Timberwolves Prediction & Same Game Parlay picks: Anthony Edwards bounces back at +522 odds

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We started the Western Conference Finals in style as my Mavericks vs Timberwolves Same Game Parlay cashed at +416 odds in Game 1 of this series, so I’m looking to land back-to-back winners as they square off again in Game 2 tonight. Tip-off is set for 8:30 pm ET on TNT, so let’s dive into today’s Mavericks vs Timberwolves Same Game Parlay picks. In addition to that, we also have our NBA picks on the side and total for that matchup and Game 3 of the Pacers vs Celtics series.

Anthony Edwards to score 30+ points (+125)

Jaden McDaniels to record 1+ steals (-270)

P.J. Washington over 2.5 made threes (+150)

Mavericks vs Timberwolves Same Game Parlay odds: +522

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Anthony Edwards to score 30+ points (+125)

The main storyline from Game 1 was the lackluster performance on defense by Minnesota, so Ant Man’s sub-par effort on offense went under the radar a bit. He finished with just 19 points on 6-for-16 shooting, including 5-for-12 from three. Attempting 12 threes on the night is a clear indicator of tiredness in my opinion, so I’m expecting Edwards to bounce back here after getting some rest in between games. We all remember his 36-point burst in Game 3 against Phoenix and the 44 points he put up on the Nuggets in Game 4, and both of those performances came after sub-20-point outputs.

The Timberwolves defense has to tighten up here, but I would argue that it’s way more important that Anthony Edwards gets himself going. Whenever your best player starts the game off well, it does wonders for your team’s morale, so let’s hope Edwards sets the tone early in this one.

Check out our full Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Game 2 predictions

Jaden McDaniels to record 1+ steals (-270)

McDaniels actually led his team in scoring with 24 points on Wednesday, as he drained 6-of-9 threes in what was one of his best postseason performances so far. He also continued his streak of getting at least 1 steal in a game, which now spans 7 games in a row. During this postseason run, he has failed to grab 1 steal just twice in 12 games, so I’m feeling good about that run continuing tonight as well. Minnesota has to make adjustments defensively as they gave up 62 points inside the painted area in Game 1, which ultimately led to their defeat.

The Mavs do tend to turn the ball over quite a bit, as they’re ranked 12th out of the 16 playoff teams in opponent steals, allowing 7 per game. The bulk of the scoring in Wednesday’s loss came from the 2 top stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, so I think we can expect McDaniels to put a lot more pressure on those 2 when they have the ball.

Find out our best Mavericks vs Timberwolves player prop bets for tonight — our expert is 62-42 this season!

P.J. Washington over 2.5 made threes (+150)

After seeing Doncic and Kyrie each score 30+ points in Game 1, I think a bit of regression is to be expected here. We’ve seen Kyrie take on the role of distributor quite a few times this postseason and the main beneficiary when that happens is usually P.J. Washington. He’s currently on a run of 3 straight games with at least 2 threes made and I’m looking at him to up that to 3 threes tonight and provide the Mavs with a much-needed offensive burst.

Dallas really struggled shooting the three-ball in Game 1, going just 6-for-25 from deep and relying mostly on scoring in the paint to win the game. Minnesota should make the necessary adjustments in Game 2, so the Mavs will likely not be able to penetrate as much as they did in Game 1. Washington averaged 54.5% of makes from beyond the arc in 2 regular-season meetings against Minnesota and he’s at 39.3% so far this postseason. If he gets 8 attempts like he did in Game 1, I believe he can hit at least 3 threes here.

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