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Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Western Conference Finals Game 1 Prize Picks Predictions

The NBA’s Western Conference Finals begin on Wednesday as the Mavericks are headed to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Want to get in on the action? Here are my three Prize Picks for the contest:

— Luka Doncic MORE than 2.5 made three-pointers

— Anthony Edwards LESS than 28 points

— Dereck Lively II MORE than 6 rebounds

Dallas guard Luka Doncic played in just two of the Mavericks’ four matchups vs. the Wolves this season, but attempted 19(!!) three-pointers across the two games – knocking down two in one and five in the other. 

Prize Picks has his 3-pointers made set at 2.5 for Wednesday night. If he continues shooting at that clip, I think he’ll put in MORE than that.

On the other side, Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards was extremely hot and cold against Dallas this season, scoring 9, 44, 36, and 9 across the four games. With Wednesday being only Game 1 of this series, and I don’t expect the budding star to light up the score sheet just yet. I think he’ll score LESS than his Prize Picks numbers of 28 points.

Want a third pick? Mavericks rookie Dereck Lively II was a machine on the glass against the Thunder towards the end of the Western Conference Semifinals, corralling 10 rebounds in Game 5 and 15 in Game 6. His rebounds number on Prize Picks for Wednesday? Just six. I like him to have MORE than in Minnesota.

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Mike Kadlick

Mike is a Patriots reporter with experience in radio, podcasting, and writing. Follow him on Twitter @mikekadlick.

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