Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 6, 2024 10:00 PM

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May 6, 2024 7:12 AM
The Minnesota Timberwolves, holding a 1-0 series lead, head to Denver's Ball Arena to face the Nuggets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals on May 6, 2024, at 10:00 PM. The Timberwolves, boasting a 26-15 road record, aim to build on their momentum against the Nuggets, who boast a strong 33-8 home record. The stage is set for an intense matchup between the second-seeded Nuggets and the third-seeded Timberwolves.
Minnesota Timberwolves
Denver Nuggets

Minnesota Timberwolves Analysis

As the Minnesota Timberwolves gear up to take on the Denver Nuggets, it's clear that their trio of leaders will be crucial in determining the outcome of the game. Anthony Edwards, the team's scoring machine, will need to find ways to exploit Denver's perimeter defense, which has been vulnerable at times this season. Meanwhile, Mike Conley will be tasked with facilitating the offense and getting his teammates involved, a task that will be easier said than done against the Nuggets' stingy defense. And then there's Rudy Gobert, the dominant rebounder who will need to assert himself in the paint against Denver's athletic big men. If the Timberwolves can get contributions from all three of these leaders, they'll have a legitimate shot at taking down the Nuggets on the road.

Denver Nuggets Analysis

As the Minnesota Timberwolves prepare to face off against the Denver Nuggets, one thing is clear: Nikola Jokic is the key to unlocking the Nuggets' success. The dominant center is posting monstrous numbers, averaging 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 9.0 assists per game, making him a triple-double threat every time he steps on the court. If the Timberwolves can't find a way to slow down Jokic, they'll be in for a long night. The Serbian big man's incredible all-around skills will put immense pressure on the Timberwolves' defense, and it'll be crucial for them to find ways to limit his impact if they hope to come out on top.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Injuries

Denver Nuggets

  • Jamal Murray (PG): Day-To-Day
  • Collin Gillespie (G): Out
  • Vlatko Cancar (SF): Out

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Jaylen Clark (G): Out

How to Watch the Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets

The Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets game will be televised on TNT and is scheduled for Mon 10:00 PM.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Betting Odds

The Denver Nuggets are favored to win, with a current spread of -5.5 points, and the over/under is set at 205.5, indicating a high-scoring contest. Opening odds had the Nuggets as -175 favorites, suggesting a strong likelihood of a Nuggets victory.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction

I'm predicting a thrilling 108-102 Nuggets victory, but let's be real, the real winner tonight will be the fans who get to enjoy a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair.

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