The 2024 NBA playoffs will continue with Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday as the Dallas Mavericks host the Minnesota Timberwolves with a chance to close out the series. Each of the first three games finished with single-digit deficits, but the Mavericks came out on top in all three thanks in large part to their top two stars outperforming Minnesota's top two stars. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving have combined for 60.4 points, 14.4 assists and 11.7 rebounds this series, while Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns have totaled 37.0 points, 16.6 rebounds and 10.3 assists.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET at the American Airlines Center, where Dallas is 12-3 straight up in its last 15 games. The latest Timberwolves vs. Mavericks odds list Dallas as the 1.5-point home favorite, per SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points is at 211.5. Before making any Mavericks vs. Timberwolves picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine AI PickBot

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Now, the AI PickBot has dialed in on Timberwolves vs. Mavs in Game 4 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: Dallas -1.5
  • Mavericks vs. Timberwolves over/under: 211.5 points
  • Mavericks vs. Timberwolves money line: Dallas -122, Minnesota +103
  • MIN: 27-19-2 ATS this season on the road 
  • DAL: 5-2 ATS against Minnesota this season 
  • Mavericks vs. Timberwolves picks: See picks at SportsLine

What you need to know before betting the Mavericks 

After winning the first two games of the series in Minnesota by a single possession, the Mavericks are coming off a nine-point win at home to give themselves a 3-0 cushion, and it was a staggering efficient offensive performance. Dallas shot 55.9% from the floor and went 14-for-28 from the 3-point line, producing an offensive rating of 131.9 (points per 100 possessions).

Both Doncic and Irving had 33 points in the victory, and the duo combined to go 22-for-40 from the floor and 8-of-17 from beyond the arc. PJ Washington (16 points) and Derrick Jones Jr. (11) both reached double-figures in scoring as well, and seven steals and five blocked shots helped tilt the game in Dallas' favor despite the fact that Minnesota took 17 more field-goal attempts. See which team to pick here.

What you need to know before betting the Timberwolves 

Minnesota has been reeling offensively, with its top two stars struggling at the offensive end. Edwards is shooting just 38.6% from the floor and averaging 22.0 points per game after averaging 28.9 points per game and shooting 50.4% from the field the first two playoff rounds. 

Meanwhile, Towns is just 3-for-22 from the 3-point line in the series after shooting 41.6% from beyond the arc during the regular season. So can Minnesota get bounce-back games from one or both to avoid elimination after beating the Nuggets by 45 and then 8 to come back from a 3-2 series deficit in the previous round? See which team to pick here.

How to make Mavericks vs. Timberwolves picks      

SportsLine's AI PickBot is projecting that Jaden McDaniels will go Over 10.5 total points. The AI PickBot also has an A+ rating on its spread pick and has revealed two other game picks you need to see. You can only get the AI PickBot's prediction at SportsLine

So which player prop should you be targeting in Game 4 of Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, and which side of the 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.