Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks 5/14/24

Denver Nuggets (63-28) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (62-28)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -190 / Minnesota Timberwolves +155 --- Over/Under: 206.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in game 5 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 to keep the trend alive of the road team winning every game in the series. The Timberwolves are 4-0 SU on the road in these playoffs. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 110.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 32.1 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 18.9 points and 2.5 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Conley is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets look for a third straight win to take a 3-2 series lead. The Nuggets are 3-2 SU at home in these playoffs. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27.6 points and 14 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 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.

Why the Denver Nuggets will win

  • The Nuggets have won each of their last nine home games against Western Conference opponents after winning as underdogs.
  • The Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 11 playoff road games following a loss.
  • The Nuggets have covered the spread in each of their last four night games at Ball Arena following a road win.
  • The Timberwolves have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games against Western Conference opponents after losing as favorites.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ranks 16th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.3) this season.
  • Aaron Gordon ranks 6th amongst qualified Forwards for FG% (55.6%) this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Anthony Edwards is one of only seven players in the league to have scored 25+ points in 10 straight games this season.
  • Naz Reid ranks 3rd amongst qualified Centers for three-pointers made Per Game (2.1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank T1st in the league for Q4 win percentage this season (56.1%).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (11.2).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent field goals made per game this season (39.0).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for Q3 opponent points per game this season (25.1).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction

The Minnesota Timberwolves dominated the Nuggets in the first two games in Denver and the road team has won the first four games, so you can make a case for the points. In fact, the road team has won 6 of the last 7 games between the Timberwolves and Nuggets. With that said, it does feel like the Nuggets have figured things out the last two games and now they go back home where they're 36-10 SU on the season. The young Timberwolves had a chance to slay the dragon and couldn't do it, and now the defending champs have all the confidence and momentum. It does feel like the Timberwolves blew their chance, and it's not going to be easy to regain control of this series. I'd need more points to look in the Timberwolves direction. Give me the Nuggets and the reasonable number.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -4

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