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Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets are on the road at the Minnesota Timberwolves for Game 3 of the best of 7 series. These two Western Conference foes are looking to win this series, and head to the Conference Finals, where they will meet the winner of Oklahoma City and Dallas. The Timberwolves lead this series 2-0.

The Denver Nuggets are the defending NBA Champions, but have their backs to the wall here. The Nuggets lost both games at home, and will need to win on the road to avoid being up against elimination. Denver went 57-25 during the regular season. The Nuggets beat the Lakers in 5 games to start the postseason.

For Minnesota, they are the third seed, and finished with a  56-26 record in 2023-2024. Minnesota has won all six games in the postseason. In the first round, the Timberwolves swept the Phoenix Suns in four games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5 at home in this game over the Denver Nuggets.

MVP on the Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets got good news on their off day on Wednesday. Their big man Nikola Jokic was once again voted the Most Valuable Player of the season. Jokic finished the regular season with 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 9 assists per game. In this season, he is scoring 24 points per game, and 12 rebounds.

The Nuggets need a better game from Jamal Murray. The point guard for the Nuggets was not good offensively in the loss in Game 2. He played 35 minutes, and scored just 8 points in the game. Denver will need much more balance if they want to beat this tough Minnesota defense.

Denver was one of the top shooting teams in the regular season. The Nuggets made nearly 50% of their shots. The Nuggets also were in the Top 8 in rebounding, with more than 44 per game.

Red Hot Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are simply right hot right now. After winning all four games against the Suns, their two road wins in Denver stunned much of the league. The series against the Suns saw the Timberwolves win the first three by double digits. No game was closer than 6 points in the end.

Anthony Edwards is taking over as the super star in this series, and in the league. The guard has been tremendous in the postseason. He has scored 27 or more in five of the six games they have played this postseason. Edwards had 43 in Game 1 on May 4th.

Minnesota was one of the best defensive teams in the league, leaving their offense to just do enough to win games. The Timberwolves scored 113 points per game, and made nearly 39% of their three point shots. Minnesota was without the defensive player of the year winner Rudy Gobert for Game 2. He expects to be back for Game 3.

Nuggets Top Timberwolves on the Road

This is a do or die opportunity for the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets cannot go down 3-0 in this series. The Timberwolves are playing tremendous basketball, and have been tough to beat. But, we think this is the game that it happens.

Denver comes out like the champions they are and play solid basketball. Our final bet for this game is the Denver Nuggets +160 on the moneyline over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your NBA Betting!

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