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Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game 5 Pick & Predictions

Minnesota Timberwolves (56-26 SU, 46-43 ATS) vs. Denver Nuggets (57-25 SU, 42-47 ATS)

When: Tuesday, May 14th, 10:30 PM (ET)

Where: Ball Arena, CO, Denver

TV: TNT

Point Spread: Min +4/Den -4 (It’s a great day to take a minute to learn about reduced juice basketball betting!)

Total: 205.5

Money Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +152/-184

Notable Injuries

Timberwolves

None

Nuggets

  • Jamal Murray (Questionable) Calf
  • Vlatko Cancar (Out) Knee

Tip-off for game five of this first-round series between the Timberwolves and Nuggets is set for 10:30 PM ET at Ball Arena in Denver. The series is currently tied at two games apiece, with the Nuggets entering this game as four-point favorites on the spread. The over/under line is sitting at 205.5 points, and the money line odds are -184 for the Nuggets and +152 for the Timberwolves. You can catch the game on TNT.

The Nuggets picked up the win in the most recent game of this series, as they took down the Timberwolves by a score of 115-107. Denver was able to cover the spread as 3.5-point underdogs, and the game also went over the over/under line of 205 points. The Nuggets got off to a fast start, as they outscored the Timberwolves 35-25 in the 2nd quarter.

Denver’s defense held the Timberwolves to 107 points, which was below their season average. Minnesota did shoot the ball well from three-point range, making 39.3% of their shots from beyond the arc. Anthony Edwards had a big game for the Timberwolves, scoring 44 points while making five threes. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 35 points, and Aaron Gordon was right behind him with 27 points.

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Minnesota is currently 3rd in the Western Conference with a record of 56-26. Against the Western Conference, they are 37-15 and 19-11 against the East. On the road, they are 30-15 compared to 32-13 at home.

As the underdog, Minnesota has gone 13-10 this season and is 15-8 ATS. They have covered the spread in four straight games as the underdog. Today, they are getting 4 points against the Nuggets.

The Timberwolves have lost two straight games straight up and are 46-43 ATS for the season. Their ATS record on the road is 26-18, and they have covered the spread in four straight road games.

In their last game against the Nuggets, Minnesota lost by a score of 115-107. The O/U line for that game was 205, and the teams combined for 222 points. The Timberwolves were favored by 3.5 points in that game.

This season, Minnesota has an O/U record of 47-43, and the over has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 218.9 points, and today’s line is set at 205.5.

In today’s game against the Timberwolves, the Nuggets are favored by 4 points. This season, Denver has been favored in 78 of their 82 games and have a record of 56-22 in those games. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last four games at home.

Denver’s ATS record this season is 42-47, including a home record of 22-23 and a road record of 20-24. They have covered the spread in their last two games and are 5-8 as the favorite.

Denver’s O/U record for the season is 37-52-2, and the over has hit in their last two games. This year, their games have averaged 223.1 points per game, compared to today’s line of 205.5.

Denver’s last game was also against the Timberwolves, and they won 115-107. In that game, they were 3.5-point underdogs. In the Western Conference, the Nuggets are currently in 2nd place with a record of 57-25.

Against Western Conference teams, the Nuggets are 33-19 compared to 24-6 against non-conference opponents. On the road, Denver is 27-18 compared to 36-10 at home.

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