Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks 5/12/24

Minnesota Timberwolves (62-27) vs Denver Nuggets (62-28)

Game Info: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5 / Denver Nuggets +2.5 --- Over/Under: 204.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday in game 4 West NBA Playoffs Second Round action at the Target Center. Here’s a Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets look for back-to-back wins to even up the series at 2-2. The Nuggets are 2-1 SU on the road in these playoffs. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 104.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.6 points and 14.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves have another chance to take control of the series with a win and a 3-1 lead. The Timberwolves are 2-1 SU at home in these playoffs. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 110.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 30.4 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 19.7 points and 2.4 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Conley is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Report

The Timberwolves will continue to be without Jaylen Clark, who hasn’t played since November due to an Achilles injury. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is questionable with a shoulder injury he suffered in game 3. The Nuggets will continue to be without Vlatko Cancar, who hasn’t played since November due to a knee injury. Reggie Jackson and Jamal Murray are questionable with calf injuries, but they both played in game 3, so expect the same here. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is questionable with an ankle injury.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Mike Conley ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.2%) this season.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns ranks 2nd amongst qualified Centers for three-pointers made Per Game (2.2) this season.

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.

Matchup/League Facts

  • 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%).
  • 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).

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction

Maybe the Nuggets figured everything out in game 3, and they're going to go back to being the Nuggets that many had repeating as NBA champs. In that case, there's value with the points in game 4. However, I'm going to believe in Anthony Edwards when he took blame for the game 3 loss and said he came out with no energy. It was a sluggish performance from the start for the Timberwolves, as they were sleepwalking for 48 minutes. Not sure what happened, but we've seen enough of a sample size to assume the energy will be there in what is probably a must win for the Timberwolves. Lose this and the Nuggets are in the driver's seat going back to Denver. The chalk is small. I'll side with the Timberwolves to bounce back and take a 3-1 series lead.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5

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