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Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 4 5/12/24 NBA Betting Picks

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 4 5/12/24As the NBA Semifinals heat up, the Denver Nuggets (57-25) face a critical Game 4 against the Minnesota Timberwolves (56-26), who currently lead the series 2-1. This matchup at the Target Center on Sunday, May 12, 2024, could be a turning point for the Nuggets if they hope to stay alive in their championship pursuit. Fans can catch all the action live at 8:00 PM ET on TNT or stream it via NBA League Pass. Let’s dive into the NBA Semifinals free expert picks for this pivotal contest.

When:Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 8:00 PM ET
Where:Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
Stream:NBA League Pass

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 4 5/12/24
+2.5 -110
O 204 -110
-2 -110
U 204.5 -110
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Currently, betting odds have not been set for this game, reflecting the unpredictability and high stakes. As odds emerge, look for potential value in spread bets, especially considering the Nuggets’ resilience in recent games.

Nikola Jokic (C) vs. Anthony Edwards (SG)

The Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic has been a key player, showing up in all the 79 games with an average of 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 9 assists. His exceptional control of both boards and organizing play makes him a very rare type of player. Then again his turnover rate (3 per game) and defensive metrics can be exploited by a fast Timberwolves’ attack.

On the bright side, Anthony Edwards has been highly prolific for Minnesota, scoring 25.9 points and assisting teammates with 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. Not only his offensive contribution but also better defense puts him as a crucial part in the Timberwolves’ run to the playoffs.

When Jokic and Edwards face each other, the confrontation is an intriguing center against shooting guard matchup, and we see the size and passing skills of Jokic against the speed and scoring abilities of Edwards. The truth of the matter could very well be a factor of Jokic’s ability to play in the paint and Edwards’ level of success in expanding the Nuggets’ defense.

Analyzing Nuggets’ Offensive Firepower

Denver’s offense this season has been of high caliber, with an average of 114.9 points per game and field shooting percentage of 49.6%. From 11.7 threes per game at a 37.4% shooting rate, they have made defenses elongate but their road performance against the spread (17-23) is an indication of a challenge away from their home.

Timberwolves’ Tactical Depth

Minnesota, however, is less proficient and prolific, but highly efficient, averaging 113 points on a shot percentage of 48.5%. What makes them stand out is their 3-point shooting (38.7%) by Edwards and a roster that can keep the opposition in check. Their defensive rebounds (34.2 rpg) will play a crucial role in limiting Jokic’s second chance points.


Denver Nuggets Betting Trends

Nuggets are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Denver Nuggets are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread
Nuggets are 17-23 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Nuggets’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 19 of Nuggets’ 41 last games at home

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends

Timberwolves are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread
Timberwolves are 22-18 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Timberwolves’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 18 of Timberwolves’ 41 last games at home


Denver Nuggets

Vlatko Cancar SF Is out indefinitely, Knee

Minnesota Timberwolves

No reported injuries

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

Given the current series status and performance metrics, the Timberwolves might seem the safer bet, especially with home-court advantage. However, the Nuggets’ ability to perform under pressure and their potent offense could make them a valuable underdog pick if the spread is favorable.

For prop bets, considering Jokic for a double-double or Edwards to score over his points average could offer value, depending on the final lines. Betting on the OVER might also be wise at the Top Online Betting Websites, reflecting both teams’ recent trends toward high-scoring games.

In conclusion, while the Timberwolves are favored to extend their lead, the Nuggets’ backs-against-the-wall tenacity should not be underestimated, making this a must-watch and must-bet game.

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Score Prediction: Timberwolves 112, Nuggets 109.