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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 8:40 PM ET (Thu, May 16, 2024)

The Denver Nuggets battle the Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA Basketball action on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Tip-off is set for 8:40 PM ET.

Want betting info or a prediction for this game? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the right side of the betting action for this match-up.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Game Info and Betting Odds

Away Team: Denver Nuggets (Underdog)
Home Team: Minnesota Timberwolves (Favorite)
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 8:40 PM ET
League: National Basketball Association (NBA)

Denver Nuggets Moneyline: +116
Minnesota Timberwolves Moneyline: -129

Denver Nuggets Spread: +2 (-105)
Minnesota Timberwolves Spread: -2 (-107)

Game Total Points: 204 (Over -107 / Under -107)

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A Closer Look Inside the Betting Numbers

We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves, but let's take a closer look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.

First let's break down the away team and +116 betting underdogs, the Denver Nuggets.

In their last 10 games, the Nuggets have a Straight Up record of 7 wins, 3 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 3 wins in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Nuggets have an Against-the-Spread record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 3 wins in a row. The Game Total Points results for Nuggets games have a record of 4 overs, 6 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 3 overs in a row.

OK now let's break down the home team and -129 betting favorites, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In their last 10 games, the Timberwolves have a Straight Up record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 3 losses in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Timberwolves have an Against-the-Spread record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 3 losses in a row. The Game Total Points results for Timberwolves games have a record of 7 overs, 3 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 3 overs in a row.

If you you would like more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Trend Finder directly.

Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction

We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.

Based on our simulation of the Nuggets vs. Timberwolves NBA game, we have the Denver Nuggets beating the Minnesota Timberwolves with a simulated final score of: Denver Nuggets [113] - Minnesota Timberwolves [100]

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What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks

Now let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Nuggets vs. Timberwolves NBA match-up? Based on the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you place the following bets:

Free Moneyline Pick: Nuggets +116

Free Spread Pick: Nuggets +2 (-105)

Free Total Pick: Over 204 (-107)

We hope our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Basketball match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.

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The Nuggets are playing like champions again and putting the Timberwolves on the ropes

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The Nuggets are playing like champions again and putting the Timberwolves on the ropes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Repeating a championship in the NBA is as challenging as ever with the talent level across the league these days, with the Golden State Warriors the only one to do so over the last decade.

Look at the five teams that hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy prior to the Denver Nuggets last season: the Warriors in 2022, the Milwaukee Bucks in 2021, the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020 and the Warriors in 2019. None of them advanced past the second round the following year.

Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets are one win away from stopping that streak and playing like they're poised to buck that lack-of-back-to-backs trend.

With 40 points and 13 assists from the indefatigable Jokic, the Nuggets stymied the Minnesota Timberwolves again on Tuesday night in Denver to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series and can eliminate them in Game 6 on Thursday night in Minneapolis.

"They're playing better than us right now. They're outplaying us. They're playing harder than us. They're getting all the loose balls. Everything is going their way," Wolves guard Anthony Edwards said. "They've got the momentum, and we've got to figure out a way to shift it back our way."

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Strangely enough, the Nuggets have Minnesota to thank for beating them so badly on their home court in Game 2. The domination on both ends of the court was just the jolt that Denver needed.

"We collectively weren't playing like the reigning NBA champions. I think we weren't playing with our usual swagger. We weren't playing with confidence. We weren't playing with any aggression. I think you have to give Minnesota a lot of credit, because they had a lot to do with that," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "I thought Game 2 was a great reminder of us needing to get back to who we needed to be offensively and defensively."

The Warriors in 2017 and 2018 were the only repeat winner in the last 10 years. They made it to the NBA Finals in 2019 and lost to the Raptors, who were ousted in the second round the following season. The Lakers were eliminated in the first round in 2021. The Bucks were beaten in the second round in 2022, as were the Warriors in 2023.

The Nuggets have not only unleashed the staggering impact of the three-time MVP Jokic, but in handing the Wolves their first three-game losing streak of this season they've exposed some cracks in the NBA's leading defense with sharp outside shooting by their secondary scorers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the latest to go off, hitting four of his five 3-point tries in Game 5.

Then there's the defense that Denver presented to the All-Star Edwards after his 44-point game on Sunday. Edwards went 5 for 15 from the floor for 18 points with four turnovers on Tuesday.

"We've still got a chance. There's no let up. Everybody is still here. I think everybody is still engaged," said Minnesota center Naz Reid, the Sixth Man of the Year award winner. "I think everybody wants to make that adjustment or that change to get back on top and be ourselves."



Denver leads 3-2. Game 6, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT, ESPN

- NEED TO KNOW: Jokic joked after Game 1 that he would need a "duplicate clone of myself" to help the Nuggets solve the paint defense the Wolves were sending at them behind four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year award winner Rudy Gobert. Jokic had his way with Gobert and whoever else tried to pitch in with a hand up or a body block in Game 5, going 15 for 22 from the floor.

- KEEP AN EYE ON: Michael Porter Jr. The third-leading scorer for the Nuggets during the regular season has been a nonfactor in this series, ceding key fourth-quarter minutes to backup Christian Braun. Porter shot just 2 for 10 on Tuesday.

- INJURY WATCH: Wolves point guard Mike Conley missed Game 5 with a sore Achilles tendon, which he strained on the final possession of their Game 4 loss when he missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. Edwards clearly missed his backcourt mate, because the Wolves found little cohesion on offense in Game 5. Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray was quiet himself in Game 5, likely more a function of Jokic's dominance than his strained calf, which appears to be less of a hindrance as the series goes on.

- PRESSURE IS ON: Edwards. The Wolves are facing elimination by the Nuggets for the second straight year, after being bounced in five games in the first round last season. The "Wolves in four!" chants that broke out before Game 3 at Target Center seem like a distant memory along with the 2-0 lead. If the Wolves can stop their skid on Thursday night, they'll have a puncher's chance in Game 7 in Denver, but Edwards will have to solve the double teams that are sure to come his way again in Game 6.



DAVE CAMPBELL Campbell is a sports reporter for The Associated Press, based in Minneapolis. He has covered all of the major teams in Minnesota as well as stories of national interest for the AP since 2000. twitter "
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