NBA Player Props: Mavericks best bets for Game 2 Friday vs. Timberwolves

After winning Game 1 on the road in the 2024 Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks will look to take control of the series as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 2 on Friday night. The Mavericks had a strong performance in the first game, winning despite the Timberwolves having a significant advantage in the three-point category. Dallas will look to maintain its defensive prowess of late as it seeks a second straight road win.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite bets on which Mavericks players to target for Game 2 on Friday, with odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Kyrie Irving over 23.5 points (-102)

Irving has flipped the script a bit in this series when it comes to scoring. He took over in the first half against the Timberwolves, recording 24 points en route to 30 for the game. This stands in stark contrast to his approach against the Clippers and Thunder, where he usually took over offensively in the second half. The Timberwolves will surely make some defensive adjustments, but Irving is good enough to lead this line again.

PJ Washington under 2.5 at 3 points (-185)

I’ll continue to fade Washington, who is back to his usual shooting numbers after a three-game stretch against the Thunder. However, the forward still receives enough volume from the perimeter to potentially surpass this mark even if his shooting percentage doesn’t increase. Washington has hit at least two triples in the last eight games, but I predict they will stay at that level instead of surpassing it on Friday.

Derek Lively on 6.5 rebounds (-142)

After losing Lively for a few matches, I’m now okay with her rebounding numbers. The Timberwolves will fix that, but Lively’s production is hard to ignore. He’s pulled down double-digit rebounds in three straight games now, and his timing on the offensive glass has been excellent for a rookie. He comes off the bench and wreaks havoc, leading head coach Jason Kidd to start him in the game against Daniel Gafford down the stretch. I’m going to take Lively to keep her production on the glass tonight.