Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks 5/6/24

Denver Nuggets (61-27) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (61-26)

Game Info: Monday, May 6, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -222 / Minnesota Timberwolves +196 --- Over/Under: 207.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in game 2 West NBA Playoffs Second Round action at the Ball Arena. Here’s a Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for another road victory to take a surprising 2-0 series lead. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 33.4 points and 7.8 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 19.4 points and 2.6 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Conley is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets need a win to even up the series at 1-1 after getting upset on Saturday. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106.3 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 28.8 points and 14.8 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 22.5 points and 4 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Injury Report

The Timberwolves will continue to be without Jaylen Clark, who hasn’t played since November due to an Achilles injury. The Nuggets will continue to be without Vlatko Cancar, who hasn’t played since November due to a knee injury.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is one of only two qualified players in the league averaging at least 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season.
  • Justin Holiday ranks 4th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.8) this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Rudy Gobert ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.9) this season.
  • Mike Conley ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.2%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (31.2).
  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.5).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (106.5).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal percentage this season (45.0%).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction

As I said in my game 1 write up, I'm interested in any spot I can get points. After the Timberwolves game 1 victory, I'm even more interested in the points. While the Nuggets are going to get the benefit of the doubt because they're at home and the defending champs, the Minnesota Timberwolves are for real. The Minnesota Timberwolves give up nothing easy on the defensive side, they have size to match up with the Nuggets, and Anthony Edwards is putting himself in the superstar category this postseason. At this stage it should surprise nobody if the Timberwolves win this series, so getting points feels like where the value is at. I wouldn't be shocked if the Timberwolves won this game as well. It's a large enough sample size to believe the Timberwolves are legit folks. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +5.5

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