Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Odds, Prediction, Pick, 5/16/24

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Odds, Prediction, Pick, 5/16/24

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting odds and wagering prediction for this game set for May 16, 2024. Place a bet on this NBA basketball game now.

The Nuggets have a 3-2 lead in this first-round series, but the Timberwolves are two points ahead of them in game six at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The over/under is 203.5 points, with the Timberwolves -132 on the money line and the Nuggets +110. The game begins at 8:30 p.m. ET, and ESPN will broadcast it.

After a competitive first quarter, in which the Nuggets led 28-26, they began to pull away in the second quarter, outscoring the Timberwolves 22-18. Denver outscored the Timberwolves 38-30 in the third quarter and went on to win 112-97. The Nuggets covered the spread as 4.5-point favorites, and the game’s total of 209 points exceeded the over/under of 206 points.

Denver’s defense was excellent, limiting the Timberwolves to 97 points and 30.8% three-point shooting. Nikola Jokic had a strong performance on both ends of the court, tallying 40 points and 13 rebounds. He also shot 68.2% from the field and hit two three-pointers. The Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

Here are the Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting odds:

DENVER NUGGETS +2 +110 Over 205

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Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Prediction

Check out our free Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting prediction. See who we believe will win and cover the spread in this regular-season NBA showdown.

  • The Nuggets have a 57-25 record this season.
  • So far, the Nuggets have scored an average of 114.9 points per game.
  • The Nuggets are coming off a 112-97 victory over the Timberwolves.
  • The Timberwolves are now 56-26.
  • Minnesota’s defense allows 106.3 points per game.
  • The Timberwolves are aiming to rebound from their loss to the Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets Betting Prediction

Here is the Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting prediction for Denver.

This season, the Nuggets have an over/under record of 38-52-2, with the over hitting in each of their previous three games. Denver’s games have averaged 222.9 points, with today’s line at 203.5.

This season, the Nuggets are 7-6 as underdogs, with an 8-5 ATS record. They are 20-24 against the spread on the road and have covered the last two games.

Denver’s ATS record this season is 43-47, and they have covered the spread in three consecutive games. On the road, they’re 27-18 and have won their last two games.

The Nuggets are now second in the Western Conference, with a 57-25 record. They’re 33-19 against Western Conference teams and 24-6 against non-conference opponents.

The Nuggets recently defeated the Timberwolves 112-97, despite being 4.5 point favorites. In the Western Conference, the Nuggets are the second seed, while the Timberwolves are tenth.

Denver enters the contest as the NBA’s fourth best shooting team, making 49% of its shots from the field. They also rank seventh in two-point field goal percentage, at 56%. Despite their efficiency, the Nuggets rank bottom in the league in three-pointers attempted and 25th in three-pointers made. Nikola Jokic has been carrying the offense recently, scoring 29.4 points per game in his last five games. In these games, he made 53.8% of his shots from the field.

Jamal Murray could miss the game due to a calf issue. He has made 42.5% of his three-point attempts this season and averaging 16.8 points per game over his last five games. Michael Porter Jr. averages 2.7 three-pointers a game and has a three-point shooting percentage of 39.7%.

So far this season, the Denver Nuggets have been one of the top defensive teams in the NBA, allowing only 109.0 points per game, ranking sixth in the league. On the road, they’ve been just as impressive, allowing 110.0 points per game, which ranks sixth.

Denver has been even stingier in their previous five games, allowing only 101.2 points per game, ranking third in the NBA over that time. During that period, they have been effective at defending the three-point line, allowing only 36.1% shooting from beyond the arc.

Throughout the season, opponents have struggled to hit three-pointers against the Nuggets, making 35.1% of their tries, ranking second in the league. Denver ranks 21st in the NBA with 7.1 steals per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Prediction

Now, we have the Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting prediction on Minnesota.

The Timberwolves lost their last game versus the Nuggets 112-97. Minnesota was a 4.5-point underdog in that game, and the over/under was 206 points.

Minnesota’s over/under record for the season is presently 48-43, with an average of 218.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 203.5.

This season, the Timberwolves are 49-18 as favorites, having favored 67 of their 82 games. As the favorite, they have a 31-35 ATS record with a +8.1 PPG margin.

Minnesota’s average home scoring margin is +7.6 points per game. Their home ATS record is 20-25, and they’ve gone 32-13 straight up. They are now third in the Western Conference with a 56-26 record.

Minnesota’s ATS record this season is 46-44, and they have not covered the spread in their last three games. As the favorite, they are 15-9 ATS and 31-35 ATS in total.

Minnesota is the NBA’s 18th-ranked scoring offense, averaging 113 points per game. In terms of home productivity, they are only 24th in the league, scoring 111.4 points per game. This season, the Timberwolves have been an efficient three-point shooting club, making 38% of their shots from beyond the arc, ranking second in the NBA.

Anthony Edwards has recently carried the Timberwolves offense, averaging 30.2 points per game in his last five games. During these games, he shot 56.4% from the field. For the season, he averages 25.9 points and 5.1 assists. This season, Karl-Anthony Towns has averaged 21.8 points and 8.3 rebounds.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have had the strongest defense in the NBA this season. They allow the fewest points per game (106.3) in the league. At home, they allow just 103.8 points per game, which is the best in the NBA.

One factor contributing to their success is their ability to defend the three-point line. On the season, opponents are shooting 36.0% from beyond the arc against the Timberwolves. Minnesota allows just 11.4 three-pointers per game, which ranks fourth in the NBA.

While they have been a solid defensive squad throughout the season, they have underperformed in the last five games. They have allowed 104.6 points per game throughout this time period. However, their two-point defense has been outstanding, allowing opponents to shoot only 53.2% from inside the arc over the last five games.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Trends

  • Over the last ten road games, the Nuggets have averaged 113 points per game while allowing 107. Their record against the spread in these games was 5-5, while they were 7-3 straight up.
  • The Timberwolves are 7-3 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten home games. In these games, the team’s offense scored an average of 110 points.
  • The Nuggets are 6-4 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games as the betting underdog.
  • Going back 10 games as the favorite, the Timberwolves have a 7-3 straight up record. However, their mark against the spread was only 4-6.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Pick

Free Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Pick: Over

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