Timberwolves vs Nuggets Game 2 NBA Preview (5/6/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 6, 2024
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are set to play against the Denver Nuggets on May 6, at 10:00 PM ET. Game 2 will take place at Ball Arena, Denver, and will be aired on TNT. The Nuggets are -5.5 point favorites with an over/under around 205.0 at most sportsbooks.

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game 2 pregame odds

After a Game 1 victory for Minnesota, they are once again road underdogs with a moneyline around +185 average across Ohio sportsbooks. The Nuggets are -5.5 point favorites as they look to even the series. NBA betting odds suggest a low-scoring game, with an over/under around 205.5.

  • Bet365: Nuggets -5.5, over/under 205.0
  • BetMGM: Nuggets -5.5, over/under 205.5
  • Caesars: Nuggets -5, over/under 205.0
  • BetRivers: Nuggets -5.5, over/under 205.5

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game 2 projected starting lineups

Timberwolves projected starting lineup

  • PG: Mike Conley
  • SG: Anthony Edwards
  • SF: Jaden McDaniels
  • PF: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • C: Rudy Gobert

Nuggets projected starting lineup

  • PG: Jamal Murray
  • SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • SF: Michael Porter Jr.
  • PF: Aaron Gordon
  • C: Nikola Jokic

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game 2 injuries

For the Nuggets, Jamal Murray is questionable with a calf injury affecting his play. Vlatko Cancar is out with a knee injury. No significant injuries have been reported for the Timberwolves.

Team stats & standings ahead of tonight’s game

Minnesota Timberwolves team stats

The Minnesota Timberwolves, with a season record of 56-26, rank third in the Western Conference and third in the Northwest Division. They went on the road and won Game 1 vs Denver on Saturday, showcasing a strong performance. Key season stats include:

  • Points per game: 113.0
  • Points allowed per game: 106.5
  • FG%: 48.5
  • 3PT%: 38.7
  • Rebounds per game: 43.6
  • Assists per game: 26.6

Denver Nuggets team stats

The Denver Nuggets stood at 57-25, securing the second position in both the Western Conference and the Northwest Division this season. After winning Game 5 against the Lakers, Denver struggled offensively in Game 1 vs. Minnesota. Season performance metrics highlight:

  • Points per game: 114.8
  • Points allowed per game: 109.6
  • FG%: 49.6
  • 3PT%: 37.4
  • Rebounds per game: 44.4
  • Assists per game: 29.5

Player Stats for Timberwolves vs. Nuggets

Another tight matchup is projected with stars on both sides as Nikola Jokic will square off with Anthony Edwards.

Timberwolves leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns have been leading the Timberwolves with exceptional performances, making them key players in the upcoming game. Top players from their Game 1 matchup against the Nuggets include:

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 43 PTS, 7 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 20 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Naz Reid (C): 16 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Mike Conley (PG): 14 PTS, 4 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 6 PTS, 13 RBS, 3 ASTS

Season leaders for the Timberwolves show Edwards and Towns as top scorers, with Gobert dominating rebounds.

  • Anthony Edwards: 25.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 21.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Rudy Gobert: 13.9 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Naz Reid: 13.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Mike Conley: 11.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 5.9 APG

Nuggets leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Nikola Jokic continues to be a standout player for the Nuggets, contributing significantly in points, rebounds, and assists, and a big game is needed. Standout players from Game 1 against the Timberwolves include:

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 32 PTS, 8 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 20 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 17 PTS, 1 RB, 4 ASTS
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 9 PTS, 3 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Christian Braun (SG): 7 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST

The Nuggets’ season stats highlight Jokic’s all-around contributions, with Porter Jr. and Murray providing solid scoring options.

  • Nikola Jokic: 26.4 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 9.0 APG
  • Jamal Murray: 21.2 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 6.5 APG
  • Michael Porter Jr.: 16.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Aaron Gordon: 13.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • Reggie Jackson: 10.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 3.8 APG
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