Nuggets vs Timberwolves Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 2

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (42-40) will aim to pull off an upset as 8.5-point underdogs in Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, and will face off against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena on Wednesday, starting at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The Nuggets are on top 1-0 in the series. The matchup has a 222.5 point total.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Timberwolves

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -361 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +286 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 222.5 points.

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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

In the Nuggets’ 82 games this season, they have 44 wins against the spread. Denver has come away with 43 wins in the 61 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season. Nuggets games this year have gone over the total in 37 out of 82 opportunities (45.1%).

The Timberwolves are 39-41-2 against the spread this year. Minnesota has a 21-22 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 48.8% of those games). Timberwolves games this season have gone over the total in 37 of 82 opportunities (45.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 69 24.5 11.8 9.8 1.3 0.7 0.8
Jamal Murray 65 20 4 6.2 1 0.2 2.6
Michael Porter Jr. 62 17.4 5.5 1 0.6 0.5 3
Aaron Gordon 68 16.3 6.6 3 0.8 0.8 0.9
Bruce Brown 80 11.5 4.1 3.4 1.1 0.6 1.1


Timberwolves Leaders
Anthony Edwards 79 24.6 5.8 4.4 1.6 0.7 2.7
Karl-Anthony Towns 29 20.8 8.1 4.8 0.7 0.6 2.1
Rudy Gobert 70 13.4 11.6 1.2 0.8 1.4 0
Mike Conley 67 11.9 2.7 6.7 1.1 0.2 2
Jaylen Nowell 65 10.8 2.6 2 0.6 0.1 1
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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Injury Report

Timberwolves: Jaden McDaniels: Out (Hand), Naz Reid: Out (Wrist), Rudy Gobert: Questionable (Back), Jaylen Nowell: Questionable (Knee)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Denver ranks 12th in the NBA with 115.8 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, it ranks eighth with 112.5 points allowed per contest. The Nuggets average 119.4 points per game at home, compared to 112.2 points per game on the road, a difference of 7.2 points per contest. The Nuggets have seen a decrease in scoring lately, putting up 108.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, seven points fewer than the 115.8 they’ve scored this season.

Denver is draining 11.8 treys per game this season (18th-ranked in NBA), and it has a 37.9% three-point percentage (fourth-best). The Nuggets are attempting 55.2 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 63.9% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 72.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.2 threes per contest, which are 36.1% of their shots (and 27.1% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is 12th in the league in points scored (115.8 per game) and 18th in points allowed (115.8). The Timberwolves average 115.9 points per game at home, and 115.6 on the road. In their last 10 games, the Timberwolves are tallying 111 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.8.

With 12.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.5% from beyond the arc, Minnesota is 13th and 13th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Timberwolves attempt 38.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 28.4% of the Timberwolves’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 71.6% are 2-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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