Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 6

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 15, 2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves are favored by 2 points ahead of a decisive Game 6 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at Target Center on Thursday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN. The Nuggets are ahead in the series 3-2. The matchup has an over/under of 205.

Dive into the best bets available (according to our computer predictions) in Thursday’s game, before you make an informed wager on the contest.

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Spread: Timberwolves (-2) to Cover

  • The model projects the Timberwolves to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (4.0 to 2).
  • So far this season, Minnesota has put together a 40-40-2 record against the spread.
  • When playing as at least 2-point favorites this season, the Timberwolves have an ATS record of 26-30-2.
  • Denver is 38-42-2 ATS this season.
  • The Nuggets have been an underdog by 2 points or more seven times this year, and covered the spread in five of those contests.

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Total: Over 205

  • The DraftKings point total for this game is more than two possessions lower (15.9 points) than the model projection. Put your money on the over.
  • Minnesota’s games have finished with more than 205 points 69 times so far this year.
  • Denver’s games have had over 205 points 72 times this season.
  • Timberwolves games have hit the over 41 out of 82 times this season.
  • Nuggets games have hit the over 35 out of 82 times this season.

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Moneyline Winner: Timberwolves (-130)

  • Prediction: Timberwolves 112, Nuggets 108
  • Minnesota has won 46, or 75.4%, of the 61 games it has played as the favorite this season.
  • Denver has been victorious in four of the 10 contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season.

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Rudy Gobert Points Prop: Under 11.5

  • Rudy Gobert posts 14.0 points, 1.3 assists and 12.9 rebounds per contest.
  • The 11.5-point over/under set for Gobert on Thursday is 2.5 less than his scoring average on the season (14.0).
  • Gobert has had 81 chances to hit the over on a point prop this season and came through 40 times.
  • At 114.9 points scored per game and 109.6 points allowed, the Nuggets are 14th in the NBA offensively and sixth defensively.

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Nikola Jokic Points Prop: Under 29.5

  • Nikola Jokic is putting up 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists per contest. He’s also draining 58.3% of his shots from the field (10th in league) and 35.9% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per game.
  • Thursday’s over/under for Jokic is 29.5 points, 3.1 more than his season average.
  • Jokic has had a points prop in 81 games this season, and has exceeded the total 39 times.
  • The Timberwolves are averaging 113 points per game this season (18th-ranked in NBA), but they’ve really shined defensively, allowing only 106.5 points per contest (best).

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All stats in this article refer to the 2023-24 regular season.

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