NBA Playoffs Odds, Picks and Prediction for Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Round 1, Game 2

NBA Playoffs Odds, Picks and Prediction for Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Round 1, Game 2

The Denver Nuggets will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves during the NBA Playoffs in the Western Conference first round. Denver was able to come away with an enticing win during game one, beating the Wolves by nearly 30 points. They had a huge game out of some of their top players and will look to continue dominating a tough Timberwolves team once again on Tuesday night.

It’s tough to judge much of that first game between these two teams. The reason for saying that is because Minnesota has shown throughout the year that they can be one of the most inconsistent teams in all of basketball. They have games where they simply can’t get the job done and others where they look to be one of the best teams in the NBA. Denver is currently a -8.5 favorite on MyBookie NBA odds, a -360 moneyline favorite, and a point total of 223.5.


No.1 Nuggets vs No.8 Timberwolves 2023 Western Conference Playoffs Round 1 Game 2


Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets Game Info

  • When: Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • TV: TNT

Denver Will Look to Win Both at Home

The Denver Nuggets might be the most disrespected team in the NBA. They finished with a 53-29 record in the regular season and were the top seed in the Western Conference. However, some don’t believe that this team has a legitimate chance of winning an NBA Finals. If that’s not the case, this Denver team is going to be one of the best that’s never had a chance in NBA history.

With raining two-time MVP Nikola Jokic, Denver has proven that they can beat anybody on any given night. When also factoring in that it’s tough to play in Denver because of the altitude, this is one of the more interesting home teams in all of basketball, and that can result in them getting things to go their way in the postseason.If Denver can continue getting production out of guys like Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr, they’re going to be tough to beat. Jamal Murray finished with 24-8-8 in game one, while Michael Porter Jr. dropped 18 and grabbed 11 rebounds.

They need those guys to continue playing well if they want a chance of winning an NBA Finals. This series against Minnesota should be one that they win, but if it’s going to be a struggle for those guys to score at any point, Minnesota could come away with a win in certain games.

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What Timberwolves Team is Showing Up?

The Timberwolves have been one of the more interesting teams in the NBA this season. As we’ve said, they have games throughout the year where they prove that they can beat anybody in basketball and others where they can’t beat anybody in basketball. This has been a major call for concern throughout the year, and they’re hopeful that they can possibly turn that around in the first round.

If they don’t find a way to start playing at the level that everybody knows they can play at, this series might be over in four or five games. It’s tough to take them on the road, given the fact that Denver is that good of a team at home, and the Timberwolves finished with a below .500 record on the road this season.

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(1) Nuggets vs (8) Timberwolves 2023 Playoffs Round 1 Game 2 Betting Preview Prediction

Due to this game being played in Denver, taking the Nuggets – 8.5 doesn’t seem like a bad idea. However, Minnesota should come out with a bit more energy than they did on Sunday night and at least cover the +8.5.


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