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Karl-Anthony Towns finally had the breakout game that many Minnesotans were hoping for in Game 4, and it helped the Timberwolves extend their Western Conference Finals series with the Mavericks. Game 5 will take place on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET, with Towns' NBA prop bet for his total points at 20.5. He scored 25 in Game 4 after being under that line in each of the first three games of this series. His NBA prop odds are -106 for the Over and -129 for the Under as the Wolves look to do what they couldn't do in Games 1 and 2, and that's protect their home court.

Towns only trailed Anthony Edwards (29) and Luka Doncic (28) in terms of scoring in Game 4. For Game 5, Doncic is the -115 favorite to be the game's top scorer per the NBA prop lines. Minnesota is a 5-point favorite in the latest Timberwolves vs. Mavericks odds, with an over-under of 210. Before making any Mavericks vs. Timberwolves picks on sites like PrizePicks or DraftKings Pick6, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine AI PickBot

Built using cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques by SportsLine's Data Science team, AI Predictions and AI Ratings are generated for each pick and player prop. The AI predictions are determined by statistically learning from each player and team's historical data then quantitatively evaluating the strength of the opponents' defense by assigning a numeric value out of 100 called a matchup score. 

Once a prediction is formulated, the AI rating is generated using the prediction, the matchup score, and the odds of the market. For example, you could see a A+ rating on an over bet if a player is facing a poor defense, their prediction differs from the line and there are favorable odds.

In addition, SportsLine AI is the first fully automated predictive model at SportsLine. It continuously refreshes on the most recent available data and can help you spot the biggest discrepancies in the lines. During the NFL season, SportsLine's AI PickBot hit a whopping 1,674 4.5- and 5-star prop picks. During the current NBA season, it's nailed 932 money line picks, 680 over/under bets and 637 spread picks. Now it turns its attention to the 2024 NBA playoffs and has revealed its best bets for Game 5 of Mavericks vs. Timberwolves.

The AI PickBot has dialed in on Timberwolves vs. Mavs in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals and locked in its 2024 NBA playoff predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the AI PickBot's best bets. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Mavs vs. Timberwolves:

  • Mavericks vs. Timberwolves spread: Minnesota -5
  • Mavericks vs. Timberwolves over/under: 210 points
  • Mavericks vs. Timberwolves money line: Dallas +152, Minnesota -180
  • MIN: 21-26-2 ATS this season at home
  • DAL: 13-10 ATS as a road underdog this season
  • Mavericks vs. Timberwolves picks: See picks at SportsLine

Top NBA player props for Game 5 of Timberwolves vs. Mavericks

After examining dozens of NBA player props for Wolves vs. Mavs, we can tell you SportsLine AI says Dallas guard Kyrie Irving goes Under 31.5 total points plus rebounds plus assists (-125). Minnesota switched Jaden McDaniels onto Irving in Game 4, and the move paid dividends. Irving scored just 16 points on 33.3% shooting after averaging 27.7 points on 52.5% shooting in the three games prior. After Game 4's loss, he admitted that McDaniels switch onto him bothered him, saying, "It had a huge impact. He's a 6-9 wing defender that I'm seeing now for the first time from the start of the game, so it's going to be an adjustment."

Irving's decrease in production with McDaniels on him will be compounded by Dallas going on the road. Irving is averaging just 19.9 points in away games during the 2024 NBA playoffs versus 24.1 points at home. He doesn't generate enough rebounds plus assists to offset that decrease, which are big reasons why the SportsLine AI PickBot backs Under 31.5 total points plus rebounds plus assists (-125). See which team to pick here.

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In addition, SportsLine AI PickBot has generated several prop predictions for Game 5 and says one side of the alternate spread is an A+ pick while also revealing two more game picks for Game 5. You can only get the AI PickBot's prediction at SportsLine

So which player props should you be targeting in Game 5 of Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, and which side of the alternate spread gets the A+ grade? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the AI PickBot that uses predictive learning to crush its NBA picks, and find out.