2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Betting Preview (05/14/2024)

2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Betting Preview (05-14-2024)

So far, home-court advantage has been the advantage in the second-round series between the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves. Now Denver and Minnesota is a best-of-three affair. Minnesota will host two of the final three NBA betting matchups if the series goes the full seven games. Denver remains the team that attracts most of the casual money. The Nuggets are the defending NBA champions. Also, they boast the NBA MVP Nikola Jokic. Denver’s popularity with squares has sharps and bargain hunters looking at a quality Minnesota team. Minnesota offers potentially better value.

2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Series Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets

Date and Time:Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 10:30 PM ET.
Location:Ball Arena, Denver, CO.
TV Coverage:TNT
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Timberwolves+4½ -110205½ -110+150
Nuggets-4½ -110205½ -110-180
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets Series Schedule

  • Game 1: Minnesota 106, Denver 99 (Timberwolves lead 1-0)
  • Game 2: Minnesota 106, Denver 80 (Timberwolves lead 2-0)
  • Game 3: Denver 117, Minnesota 90 (Timberwolves lead 2-1)
  • Game 4: Denver 115, Minnesota 107 (Series Tied 2-2)
  • Game 5: Timberwolves at Nuggets, May 14 (10:30 ET, TNT)
  • Game 6: Nuggets at Timberwolves, May 16 (8:30 ET, ESPN)*
  • Game 7: Timberwolves at Nuggets, May 4 (TBD, TNT)*

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Overview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are 56-26 straight up, 41-41 against the spread, and 41-41 over/under the sports betting total. Late on, Minnesota has covered two out of their last nine games. In comparison, the Timberwolves have gone over the total in four of its previous five matchups. Minnesota is 3rd in the Western Conference playoff standings. Minnesota is one game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

To summarize, Minnesota has NBA metrics of 18th for scoring offense, 10th for field goal percentage, 3rd for 3-point field goal percentage, 18th for free throw percentage, and 15th for offensive rebounding. While on defense, the Timberwolves have NBA metrics of 1st for scoring defense, 1st for field goal percentage permitted, 7th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 4th for defensive rebounding.

So far, Minnesota covered six of its first eight playoff games. The Timberwolves went over the total in five of those eight matchups. SG Anthony Edwards leads Minnesota with 32.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Team Overview

The Denver Nuggets are 57-25 straight up, 38-43-1 against the spread, and 34-47-1 over/under the NBA Betting total. Late on, Denver has covered four out of their last five games. In comparison, the Nuggets have gone over the total in four of its previous five matchups. Denver is 2nd in the Western Conference playoff standings. Denver lost a tie-breaker with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

Overall, Denver has NBA metrics of 14th for scoring offense, 4th for field goal percentage, 10th for 3-point field goal percentage, 25th for free throw percentage, and 7th for offensive rebounding. In turn, on defense, the Nuggets have NBA metrics of 6th for scoring defense, 4th for field goal percentage permitted, 8th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 7th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Denver got the cash in only two of its most recent six games. Also, three of their last five games went under the total. Naturally, C Nikola Jokic leads Denver with 27.6 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets SBG Free Pick

On this occasion, Minnesota is the deeper team with greater balance and more value.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets SBG Best Bet: Minnesota Timberwolves.

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