Timberwolves vs Nuggets Game 5 NBA Preview (5/14/24): Odds, Prediction, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on May 14, 2024 - Last Updated on May 16, 2024
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Timberwolves Vs. Nuggets Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are scheduled to play the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs at 10:30 p.m. ET today at Ball Arena in Denver. The game will be broadcast on TNT. NBA odds indicate a point spread of -4.5 in favor of the Nuggets. Timberwolves odds stand at +154 on the moneyline, while Nuggets odds are at -186 at sportsbooks. The series is tied 2-2.

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game 5 pregame odds

NBA odds for tonight’s game between the Timberwolves and Nuggets are showing a competitive edge for the home team, according to several sportsbooks. DraftKings situates the Nuggets at -175 on the moneyline with a point spread of -4.0 and an over/under of 205.5. FanDuel and Caesars both list the Nuggets with a slight variation in the moneyline but maintain a -4.5 point spread and an over/under of 206. BetMGM offers Nuggets odds at -190 on the moneyline, a -4.5 point spread, and an over/under of 206.5. These odds indicate a closely contested game, with a slight advantage seen for the Nuggets at Massachusetts sports betting apps.

  • DraftKings: Timberwolves +4.0, over/under 205.5
  • FanDuel: Timberwolves +4.5, over/under 206.0
  • Caesars: Timberwolves +4.5, over/under 206.0
  • BetMGM: Timberwolves +4.5, over/under 206.5

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

Timberwolves vs Nuggets Game 5 prediction

After the first two games of this series, just about everyone thought the Nuggets were cooked and would be lucky to win one game. Now, ahead of Game 5, Denver is back in control of the series as it heads back to the Mile High City. And it will defend its home court for the first time in this series.

The difference has been Jamal Murray, who has finally found his shooting touch. Nikola Jokic will get his and ensure his teammates get theirs, but Murray finally playing like Murray stirs the Nuggets’ drink. His production opens up the court. Of course, Aaron Gordon not missing a shot in Game 4 doesn’t hurt, and Gordon has been phenomenal in the last two games. The key with Denver is defensive intensity, and with how fired up Ball Arena will be tonight, the Nuggets will find extra motivation.

Timberwolves vs Nuggets prediction: Nuggets -4.5

Timberwolves vs Nuggets Game 5 projected starting lineups

Timberwolves starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Mike Conley
  • SG: Anthony Edwards
  • SF: Jaden McDaniels
  • PF: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • C: Rudy Gobert

Nuggets starting lineup tonight

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

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game 5 injuries

Timberwolves: No injuries are listed on the injury report ahead of tonight’s Game 5.

Nuggets: Jamal Murray (PG) is questionable for the next match due to a calf injury sustained on May 13. Vlatko Cancar (SF) is out with a knee injury.

Team stats & standings ahead of tonight’s Game 5

The home team has yet to win a game in this series. Do the Nuggets finally change that?

Minnesota Timberwolves team stats & standings

The Minnesota Timberwolves, with a current season record of 56-26, hold the third position in the Western Conference and are third in the Northwest Division. They have a points-per-game average of 113.0 and allow 106.5 points per game against them. The Timberwolves have a field goal percentage of 48.5% and a three-point percentage of 38.7%. In their last game against the Denver Nuggets, they scored 115 and 117 points, showing strong offensive capabilities that might influence the Timberwolves odds for the upcoming NBA game.

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

Denver Nuggets team stats & standings

The Denver Nuggets have secured 57-25 this season, positioning them second in both the Western Conference and the Northwest Division. They average 114.8 points per game and concede 109.6 points. The Nuggets boast a field goal percentage of 49.6% and a three-point percentage of 37.4%. Their recent victories over the Timberwolves, with high shooting accuracy, could sway the Nuggets odds in their favor for the next NBA matchup.

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

Player Stats for Timberwolves vs. Nuggets before Game 5

As the Timberwolves and Nuggets prepare for their upcoming game, both teams’ odds are closely watched by bettors. With star players like Anthony Edwards and Nikola Jokic leading their respective teams, this matchup is poised to be a thrilling contest, impacting NBA and team-specific odds significantly.

Timberwolves leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Timberwolves have shown impressive versatility, with Anthony Edwards leading the charge. Their recent game saw remarkable performances, setting high expectations for the upcoming clash.

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 44 PTS, 5 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 13 PTS, 12 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 11 PTS, 14 RBS, 1 AST
  • Mike Conley (PG): 15 PTS, 2 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Naz Reid (C): 11 PTS, 4 RBS, 0 ASTS

Season leaders for the Timberwolves showcase Minnesota’s depth:

  • 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
  • Mike Conley (PG): 11.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 5.9 APG

Nuggets Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Nuggets, with Nikola Jokic at the helm, are looking strong. Their performance in the recent game has been pivotal, with players stepping up to the challenge.

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 35 PTS, 7 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 27 PTS, 7 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 19 PTS, 5 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Christian Braun (SG): 11 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST
  • Justin Holiday (SF): 10 PTS, 3 RBS, 0 ASTS

The Nuggets won Game 5 and now have the chance to end the series with Minnesota in Game 6. Season stats for the Nuggets reflect their competitive edge:

  • 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, 1.2 APG
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 13.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 4.7 APG
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 10.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 3.8 APG
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