Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

05 / 16 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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The Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves will battle it out in Game 6 of the West Semifinals in NBA action on Thursday, May 16 at 8:30 PM ET, as the Nuggets aim to close out the series. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook has the Timberwolves favored at home with a moneyline at -133.

When: May 16, 2024 at 8:30 PM ET

Where: Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Watch: ESPN

Denver Nuggets Preview

The Nuggets are seeking to reach the Conference Final for the third time in the last five years if they can close out the series here. They are coming off of a 112-97 victory and their third consecutive in this series, with Nikola Jokic dropping 40 points. They now boast a 3-1 straight up record on the road in the NBA playoffs.

They are putting together 106.6 points per game with a 47.7 percent field goal percentage. They have a 35.8 percent success rate from three-point range and an 82.9 percent rate from the free throw line.

Jokic is leading the team with 28.8 points and 13.3 rebounds per game, followed by Jamal Murray with 20.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. Together they are a tough duo to stop.

Their defense is allowing 103.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting from the field. They are holding opponents to 33.0 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing about 42.3 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

The Timberwolves have failed to win since going up 2-0 to start this series, which were two impressive victories against the former champions. Their last victory was in Game 2, which was a 106-80 blowout. They are currently 2-2 straight up at home in the playoffs.

They have been accumulating 108.8 points with a shooting percentage of 48.2 from the field. They are making 36.3 percent of their three point shots and are connecting on 78.2 percent from the free throw line.

Anthony Edwards has been outstanding, leading the team with 30.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Karl-Anthony Towns has also been impressive with 19.3 points and 2.7 assists. They both will need to be aggressive in getting their offense to stay ahead of the Nuggets.

The Timberwolves are allowing their opponents to score 104.0 points per game and to shoot 48.1 percent from the field. They also allow opponents to make 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and are snagging 41.8 rebounds per game.

Betting Odds

ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook has you covered for the best NBA betting options for Game 6. The Minnesota Timberwolves are favorites at home, with market analysis revealing they have a 50.9 percent chance at success to extend this series one more game.

Denver Nuggets: +108

Point Spread: +2.0 (-108)

Minnesota Timberwolves: -133

Point Spread: -2.0 (-113)

Total Points: Over 205.0 (-109), Under 205.0 (-112)

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