Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction & Preview - May 19, 2024 | Game 7, 2024 NBA Playoffs

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction & Preview - May 19, 2024 | Game 7, 2024 NBA Playoffs

The Minnesota Timberwolves will face the Denver Nuggets for the conclusive Game 7 of the Western Conference Semi-Final series on Sunday in Denver. The tipoff for the game is set for 8:00 p.m. E.T.

With both teams neck-and-neck, the upcoming Timberwolves-Nuggets matchup will determine which team will advance in the playoffs to face the Dallas Mavericks for the Western Conference Finals.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Game 7: Preview, Betting Tips, and Prediction

The Timberwolves-Nuggets Game 7 will be nationally televised on TNT. The game can also be streamed live on Sling through the NBA League Pass.

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Moneyline: Timberwolves (+169) vs Nuggets (-203)

Spread: Timberwolves (+4.5) vs Nuggets (-4.5)

Total (O/U): -110 (o197.5) / -110 (u197.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Game 7: Preview

After leading 2-0 in the series, the Minnesota Timberwolves suffered three straight losses against the reigning champions before bouncing back with a 45-point victory on Thursday to even the best-of-seven series.

The Timberwolves have Jaylen Clark and Mike Conley on their injury report ahead of Game 7. Clark is listed as out for the season and will not be available for the game. Conley is listed as questionable and his involvement in the matchup will be a game-time decision.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets have three players listed on their injury report: Jamal Murray is listed as questionable for the contest and his involvement will be a game-time decision, while Vlatko Cancar and Collin Gillespie are out for the season.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Game 7: Starting Lineups

Nuggets coach Mike Malone is expected to deploy a starting lineup of Jamal Murray (PG), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG), Michael Porter Jr. (SF), Aaron Gordon (PF), and Nikola Jokic (C).

On the other hand, Timberwolves coach Chris Finch will likely use a starting lineup of Mike Conley (PG), Anthony Edwards (SG), Jaden McDaniels (SF), Karl-Anthony Towns (PF), and Rudy Gobert (C).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Game 7: Betting Tips

Averaging 29.7 points in the series so far, Anthony Edwards is expected to record over 28.5 points with the season on the line. Moreover, Edwards has registered at least 29 points in 10 of the 16 playoff games he's played and is anticipated to amp up his performance in the upcoming do-or-die game.

Jamal Murray is favored to score under 30.5 points, rebounds, and assists. The Nuggets guard has only cleared the line twice in the past six games against the Timberwolves and is averaging just 24.7 points, rebounds, and assists in the ongoing series. Moreover, Murray's calf injury ahead of Game 7 may reflect on his performance on Sunday.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Game 4: Prediction

Despite suffering a 45-point loss in their previous matchup, the Nuggets are anticipated to clinch victory at their home court and advance to the Western Conference Finals.

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