3 Best Prop Bets for Timberwolves vs Nuggets Game 5 on April 25 (Nikola Jokic Takes Over Inside Ball Arena)
By Larry Rupp
Tuesday's NBA Playoffs slate includes a thrilling Game 5 showdown between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves kept their season alive with a 114-108 overtime win in Game 4 on Sunday as Anthony Edwards balled out with 34 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Timberwolves-Nuggets Game 5, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Timberwolves vs Nuggets Game 5 Player Props
1. Nikola Jokic - To Record a Triple Double (+210)
There's no way Denver wants to travel back to Minnesota for a Game 6 in this series, so expect the Nuggets to do whatever it takes to win on Tuesday night. That includes letting Nikola Jokic take over. Jokic has already posted a triple double in Game 3 of this series, while he finished 1 rebound and 1 assist short in Game 2. Overall, Jokic has logged a whopping 30 triple doubles on the season and 21 of them have come inside Ball Arena. The Timberwolves don't have the talent to contain him, making this prop bet worth backing considering the large payout that comes with it.
2. Aaron Gordon - Made Threes: Over 0.5 (-130)
Aaron Gordon has made at least 1 three-pointer in three of the four games in this series as well as in seven of his last 12 games overall. He has also drained at least 1 three-pointer in 21 of his 39 home games played this season. Gordon's volume of shots from beyond the arc isn't substantial, which makes the fact that the Timberwolves allow an opponent three-point percentage of 36.9% (No. 24 in NBA) crucial here. Gordon should see a couple of open looks and all that is needed is for him to drain one of them. Taking on slightly juiced odds shouldn't make bettors hesitate, either.
3. Anthony Edwards - Points + Assists: Over 33.5 (-111)
This bet was given out by The Duel in Game 4 before Anthony Edwards went on to drop 34 points and 5 assists. He is scorching hot for Minnesota right now as he is averaging 32.3 points and 4.8 assists in this first round series. The 21-year-old is capable of driving to the rim to make contested layups, pulling up from deep to drain three-pointers and dishing out the basketball to set up his open teammates. That kind of playmaking ability shouldn't go away in a win-or-go-home situation. It's worth noting Edwards has cleared this prop bet mark in 10 of his last 18 games overall, too.
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