Nuggets vs Timberwolves (5/16/24): Game 6 Odds, Prediction, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on May 16, 2024
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The Denver Nuggets are scheduled to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs at 8:30 p.m. ET today. The game will take place at Target Center in Minneapolis and will be broadcast on ESPN. NBA odds feature a point spread of -2.0 in favor of the Timberwolves and an over/under of 204.5. Nuggets odds for the moneyline are set at +110, while Timberwolves odds on the moneyline are at -132. The Nuggets lead the series 3-2.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves pregame odds

The NBA odds for tonight’s game between the Nuggets and the Timberwolves show a closely contested battle, according to several sportsbooks. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM all present a tight point spread and over/under totals, indicating a game that could swing either way. This offers a compelling scenario for bettors looking at Nuggets odds and Timberwolves odds for potential wagers at Massachusetts sportsbooks.

  • DraftKings: Nuggets +2.0, over/under 204.5
  • FanDuel: Nuggets +2.5, over/under 205.0
  • Caesars: Nuggets +2.5, over/under 204.5
  • BetMGM: Nuggets +2.5, over/under 204.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Nuggets vs Timberwolves.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Game 6 prediction

Nikola Jokic showed why he’s the MVP and the best player on the planet. In Game 5, he did whatever he wanted, wherever he wanted on the floor, no matter who tried to cover him. That kind of performance instills loads of confidence in the rest of the team, especially in a closeout game. Look for Jokic and Denver to do the same in Game 6 tonight.

The key for the Nuggets remains their focus and intensity on defense. Denver’s defense allows this team to take over games and slow down a desperate Timberwolves team. This is where the Nuggets’ experience will pay off, and Jokic, Jamal Murray, and Aaron Gordon will lead them back to the Western Conference Finals.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves prediction: Nuggets +2.5

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Game 6 projected starting lineup

Nuggets starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Jamal Murray (game-time decision)
  • SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • SF: Michael Porter Jr.
  • PF: Aaron Gordon
  • C: Nikola Jokic

Timberwolves starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Mike Conley (game-time decision)
  • SG: Anthony Edwards
  • SF: Jaden McDaniels
  • PF: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • C: Rudy Gobert

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Game 6 injuries

Nuggets: Jamal Murray (PG) is questionable for tonight’s game with a calf injury, and Vlatko Cancar (SF) is out with a knee injury.

Timberwolves: Mike Conley (PG) is questionable for tonight’s game due to a calf injury. Conley missed Game 5, so his possible return could be big for Minnesota.

Team stats & standings ahead of tonight’s Game 6

After losing the first two games of the series, the Nuggets have a chance to end the series tonight in Minnesota. Denver won Game 5 112-97, the first win by the home team in the series.

Denver Nuggets Team Stats & Standings

The Denver Nuggets had a strong season with a record of 57-25, ranking them 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Northwest Division. Their performance is notable for high efficiency in both field goals and three-pointers, with percentages of 49.6% and 37.4%, respectively. The Nuggets’ last game against the Minnesota Timberwolves showcased their offensive power, winning 112-97, with a field goal percentage of 57.0%, and a three-pointer percentage of 44.8%. This game highlights the Nuggets odds for the upcoming match.

  • Points per game: 114.8
  • Points allowed per game: 109.6
  • FG%: 49.6%
  • 3PT%: 37.4%
  • Assists per game: 29.5
  • Rebounds per game: 44.4

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Stats and Standings

The Minnesota Timberwolves are closely trailing Denver with a season record of 56-26, placing them 3rd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Northwest Division. Their shooting accuracy is impressive, with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and a three-pointer percentage of 38.7%. Despite their recent loss to the Nuggets in Game 5, their stats remain strong, indicating competitive Timberwolves odds for the next encounter.

  • Points per game: 113.0
  • Points allowed per game: 106.5
  • FG%: 48.5%
  • 3PT%: 38.7%
  • Assists per game: 26.6
  • Rebounds per game: 43.6

Player Stats for Nuggets vs. Timberwolves before Game 6

As the Nuggets and Timberwolves prepare to face off, NBA odds suggest a tight contest. Both teams boast players capable of making a significant impact. Nikola Jokic for the Nuggets and Anthony Edwards for the Timberwolves are key players to watch, potentially swaying the game’s outcome and affecting Nuggets odds and Timberwolves odds.

Nuggets Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Nikola Jokic’s recent performance has been outstanding, leading the Nuggets with high expectations. His ability to score, rebound, and assist makes him a triple-threat player.

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 40 PTS, 7 RBS, 13 ASTS
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 18 PTS, 10 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 16 PTS, 1 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG): 16 PTS, 5 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 6 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 ASTS

Season leaders for the Nuggets show Jokic’s dominance in points, rebounds, and assists, highlighting his MVP-caliber season.

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 26.4 PPG, 12.4 RPG, 9.0 APG
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 21.2 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 6.5 APG
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 16.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 13.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 10.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 3.8 APG

Timberwolves Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns are pivotal for the Timberwolves’ performance, with Edwards’ scoring and Towns’ all-around play being crucial.

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 18 PTS, 4 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 23 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 18 PTS, 11 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (SG): 14 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jaden McDaniels (PF): 9 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS

Looking at the season stats, Edwards and Towns lead the Timberwolves, showcasing their importance to the team’s success.

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 25.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 21.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 14.0 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Naz Reid (C): 13.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (SG): 8.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 2.5 APG
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