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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips - Denver to steady ship with win in Game 2

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  • Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets expert tips for Tuesday, 7th May
  • Tip-off is at 12:00 PM AEST at Ball Arena, Denver
  • Minnesota Timberwolves lead the Western Conference Semis 1-0 against Denver Nuggets.
  • This expert predicts a stronger performance from the Nuggets in Game 2.
  • The analysis includes teams' form, strategies, head-to-head results, and betting tips.
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 


We head into Game 2 of the Western Conference Semis with Minnesota leading the series 1-0. The prediction is that the Nuggets rebound from their shock loss to towel up the Timberwolves in this one.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 
  • Head to Head 
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Form
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Team News
  • Denver Nuggets Form
  • Denver Nuggets Team News
  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets NBA 2024 FAQ’s

Many experts spoke about Minnesota being the team most able to beat Denver and they proved it in game one at Ball Arena taking the win 106-99. Anthony Edwards led the way with 43 points in the Timberwolves win but it was the defence which was ranked number 1 coming into the play-offs that made the difference, keeping the Nuggets to under 100 points for the first time in their past 14 games.

In game 1 Denver had trouble against the double teams and defensive strategies that were thrown at them. The expectation now is that the Nuggets will come back after making some adjustments and be able to rectify the situation allowing their dynamic role players to get into better positions to score. 

  • The Denver starters were comparatively quiet in this game compared to their previous play-off games with everyone except MPJ shooting a combined 6 of 18 from distance
  • Anthony Edwards shot 58% from the floor in Game 1 compared to his season average of 46.1%
  • Denver have lost consecutive games only twice since the middle of December and only 5 times this whole season
  • The Nuggets are 36-9 at home this season 

Head to Head 


2023-24 Play-Off Results:
DateHomeScorevsScoreAway
Game 1DEN99-106MIN

2023-24 Season Series: 
DateHomeScorevsScoreAway
Apr 24DEN116-107MIN
Mar 24DEN98-111MIN
Mar 24MIN112-115DEN
Nov 23MIN110-89DEN

Minnesota Timberwolves Form


The T-Wolves are in great form at the moment not only on defence, as they have been all season but also with the ball. Minnesota kept the Nuggets to under 100 points in Game 1 stamping their mark on the game from the get go. 

With the ball in hand Anthony Edwards racked up his second 40 point play-off game in a row and Karl-Anthony Towns also delivered as designed, spreading the floor and feeding off the Edwards drives. 

Minnesota Timberwolves Team News


No new team news for the Timberwolves.

Denver Nuggets Form


Denver were left a little stunned against Minnesota in game 1 with constant double teams being thrown at Nikola Jokic they were unable to adjust on the fly enough to help them win the game. With that said though only 3 of their 8 players that played considerable minutes scored in double digits and they only lost by 7. 

A couple of fast-break buckets or another couple of stops and this result is totally different and we are talking about a Minnesota team unable to beat Denver even on a bad night. Expect them to come out hard in this one to defend the home court.

Denver Nuggets Team News


Jamal Murray is battling a calf injury, while it isn’t expected to keep him out it is a worrying sign ahead of a long play-off run.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets NBA 2024 FAQ’s

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You can watch the Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets NBA 2024 game via Kayo Sports or the NBA Game Pass App.

What time does Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets NBA 2024 start?

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets NBA 2024 starts at 12:00 PM AEDT.

Verdict

Denver will come out in Game 2 and look to throttle Minnesota from the get go. If they can undermine the Timberwolves defensive tactics opening up for more consistent shooting from the perimeter the score might even end up past the 5.5 which Denver are favoured with.
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