Nuggets vs Timberwolves Game 1 Prediction NBA Picks 5/4

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Game 1 Prediction NBA Picks 5/4

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Ball Arena, Denver, CO; May 4, 2024, 4:00 p.m. EST

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
4:00 PM -4.5 (-110) o207.5 (-110) -185
- +4.5 (-110) u207.5 (-110) +155

 

Game Overview

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets clash in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Both teams have had strong performances in the playoffs so far, and this promises to be an exciting matchup between two talented teams.

 

Team Statistics

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves have been led by the scoring prowess of Anthony Edwards, who has been a dominant force on the offensive end throughout the playoffs. With their balanced attack and strong defense, they will look to make a statement on the road against the Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have relied on the MVP-level play of Nikola Jokic to carry them through the playoffs. With their home-court advantage, they will look to establish their dominance early in the series and set the tone for the rest of the matchup.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

The Timberwolves will be without Jaylen Clark due to injury, which could impact their depth on the bench. However, they have other players who can step up and contribute in his absence.

 

Recent Performances

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves have been on a hot streak, winning their last few games and building momentum heading into the series against the Nuggets. With their confidence high, they will look to continue their winning ways and pull off an upset on the road.

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have also been playing well, with Nikola Jokic leading the way with his exceptional play on both ends of the floor. With their home crowd behind them, they will look to defend their home court and take an early lead in the series.

 

Prediction

Although the Nuggets have the home-court advantage, the Timberwolves have been playing exceptional basketball lately and have the talent to keep this game close. With Anthony Edwards leading the charge, expect the Timberwolves to cover the +4.5 spread and potentially pull off an upset against the Nuggets in Game 1.

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +4.5

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