Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 4 (Denver Breaks Out Brooms in Minny)
By Tyler Maher
The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Friday with Game 4 of the first round series between theDenver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game Info
- Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: Target Center -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Coverage: TNT, BSN, and ALT
The Timberwolves find themselves on the brink of elimination heading into Game 4 after dropping Game 3 to the Nuggets at home on Friday night. Minnesota has yet to show it can truly hang with Denver in this series, losing all three games by at least 9 points.
Can the T-Wolves stay alive with a win on Sunday? Or will the Nuggets end their season and advance to the next round?
Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Odds & Spread
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Not surprisingly, the Nuggets are favored on both the spread and moneyline for Game 4 at FanDuel Sportsbook. This Western Conference matchup also features a total of 225 points, which is the second-lowest of Sunday's slate.
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Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Betting Trends
- The Nuggets put together a 36-44-2 ATS record last year.
- The Timberwolves' ATS record as underdogs of 3 points or more was 13-10 last season.
- Last season, 47 Nuggets games went over the point total.
- Out of 82 Timberwolves games last season, 49 hit the over.
Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Prediction & Pick
The Timberwolves haven't played poorly in this series outside of Game 1, but the Nuggets have simply been better. That's what happens when you're a No. 8 seed going up against a No. 1 seed.
Anthony Edwards has been playing his heart out for Minnesota with 77 points over the last two games combined, but it still hasn't been enough. He's not getting enough help from his teammates, who are clearly outgunned by Denver's deeper and more talented roster.
It's hard to see the Wolves finding a way to win Game 4, even at home. They've been unable to slow down the Nuggets offense, surrendering 117 points per game on average. Minnesota also hasn't been able to find enough offense outside of Edwards, especially with Karl-Anthony Towns struggling.
The Timberwolves will put up a fight and keep things relatively close, but once again Denver will prevail.
Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 118 | Timberwolves: 113
Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Best Bet
Given how much we like the Nuggets' chances on Sunday, we recommend taking them on the spread. They only need to win by 4 points to cover, which should be a piece of cake for them. They've won every game in this series by at least 9 points, so there's no need to worry about a backdoor cover by the Timberwolves.
Bet: Denver Nuggets -3.5 (-110)
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