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Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 6: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The Denver Nuggets are just one win away from eliminating the Minnesota Timberwolves and reaching the Western Conference Finals.

After losing the first two games of the series at home, the Nuggets stole both games in Minnesota and then won Game 5 to put Minnesota’s back to the wall. 

To little surprise, Nikola Jokic has been phenomenal in the series so far as the offense has run completely through him. However, he’s also gotten help from Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon.

It was looking great for the Timberwolves as they swept the Suns and then won the first two games of the series against the Nuggets. Anthony Edwards was playing like a superstar and Karl-Anthony Towns and Roby Gobert were dominating in the post. 

But now, the Wolves are in a must-win spot as the series heads back to Minnesota. The Timberwolves have opened as slight favorites, so let’s dive into the matchup.

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 6 betting picks and predictions

Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5 (-115)

The Timberwolves were the hottest team in basketball for two weeks as they swept the Suns without much of a fight and then managed to win both games against the Nuggets on the road. 

Minnesota had put itself in a great position as the series headed to their home court, but it’s hard to count out Jokic. Denver won Games 3-5 fairly easily, and now the T-Wolves are back home with their season on the line. 

The Timberwolves know that Denver is going to feed Jokic the ball in the paint and let him run the plays, and their strong interior defense could thrive because of it. 

If Minnesota can protect the perimeter while Gobert tightens up his defense, the Wolves will force Jokic into difficult passes and turnovers. This matchup will come down to Gobert’s defense on Jokic, and it’s time to put faith into the multi-time Defensive Player of the Year.

Expect Minnesota to send this series to a Game 7, and take the Wolves -2.5 in Game 6.

Over 204.5 (-110)

All but one of the games in this series have seen at least 205 points. This is a critical game for the Timberwolves, and they could play more safely than usual, but that is not their identity. 

Edwards is an incredible scorer that won’t wait out possessions to find an opening, he drives and creates plays himself. Minnesota will try to push the pace on Jokic and get an advantage on the fast break which could lead to more points.

The bottom line is everyone should expect Minnesota to play like their back is against the wall, because that's exactly the situation they're in.

The only game in this series that went under this number was Game 2, which the Timberwolves won by 26. Expect no more blowouts in this series, as both teams have learned each other’s strengths and weaknesses. 

Both teams should score at least 100 points in Game 6, which puts Over 204.5 Total Points in a great spot. As long as both teams knock down their free throws late in the game, this pivotal point in the series should feature around 210 points between the two teams.

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Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 6 odds

DEN Nuggets

+110 ML

MIN Timberwolves

-130 ML

Spread

MIN Timberwolves -2.5

Total Points

O/U 204.5

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 6 player props

Player points

Nikola Jokic

O/U 29.5

Jamal Murray

O/U 19.5

Aaron Gordon

O/U 14.5

Anthony Edwards

O/U 28.5

Karl-Anthony Towns

O/U 19.5

Rudy Gobert

O/U 11.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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