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Game 5 Predictions, Picks & Odds: Timberwolves Can They Steal Denver’s Den?

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The Western Conference semifinal series between the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves has been a rollercoaster ride of epic proportions. As the pivotal Game 5 looms, the stakes have never been higher, and the intensity is palpable. With the series knotted at 2-2, the reigning champions, led by the indomitable Nikola Jokic, will welcome the upstart Timberwolves to the Mile High City, determined to seize control of the series and inch closer to a return to the Western Conference Finals.

Thus far, this series has been a microcosm of the unpredictable nature of the NBA playoffs. Each team has claimed a resounding victory and a nail-biting thriller, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. While the scores may not always reflect the true nature of the battles, one thing is certain: this has been an evenly matched duel between two formidable foes.

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The Nuggets, fresh off their 2023 championship triumph, possess the invaluable experience of navigating the treacherous playoff waters. Their recent back-to-back road victories have instilled a sense of confidence, making it tempting to favor them in this pivotal clash. However, the Timberwolves have proven to be a formidable adversary, capable of stifling Denver’s potent offense when they’re firing on all cylinders. If Anthony Edwards, Rudy Gobert, and their teammates can harness that magic once again, they could etch their names in Minnesota’s illustrious history by advancing to the franchise’s first Western Conference Finals since 2004.

Here’s what the experts have to say about this high-stakes Game 5 showdown:

Predictions for Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, Game 5:

FOX Sports: Nuggets 111, Timberwolves 110 FOX Sports acknowledges the Timberwolves’ ability to cover the spread against the Nuggets this season, but Denver’s remarkable 73.6% moneyline win percentage as favorites is too compelling to overlook. While the Timberwolves may keep it close, FOX Sports doesn’t see them emerging victorious, based on their predicted score.

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Vegas Insider: Nuggets (-4.5) Michael Crosson writes, “Despite their early struggles in Games 1 and 2, the Nuggets seem to have found their groove in Games 3 and 4. With both teams on an even playing field and the motivational factors balanced, I expect the home-away trends to reassert themselves moving forward. I’m laying the points with Denver at home in Game 5.”

ClutchPoints: Nuggets to win Dominik Zawartko opines, “Ultimately, I think the Denver Nuggets will ride the wave of home-court momentum during this game. While Anthony Edwards will undoubtedly leave it all on the floor, his teammates haven’t always matched his intensity. Unless Towns and Gobert can put forth perfect interior performances, Denver should grind out a close win and take the series lead.”

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Nuggets-Timberwolves Game 5 odds, lines:

The Denver Nuggets are favored to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves in Tuesday’s Game 5 matchup, according to the latest odds from BetMGM. If you’re looking to wager, check out the best mobile sports betting apps offering sports betting promos in 2024.

Odds as of Monday evening:

  • Spread: Nuggets (-4.5)
  • Moneylines: Nuggets (-190); Timberwolves (+155)
  • Over/under: 205.5

How to watch Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, Game 5:

  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT
  • Where: Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado
  • TV: TNT, truTV
  • Stream: Sling TV, fubo TV
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Mezhar Alee
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Mezhar Alee is a prolific author who provides commentary and analysis on business, finance, politics, sports, and current events on his website Opportuneist. With over a decade of experience in journalism and blogging, Mezhar aims to deliver well-researched insights and thought-provoking perspectives on important local and global issues in society.

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