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    Timberwolves vs. Nuggets prediction, odds, line, start time: Advanced computer model releases NBA picks for Tuesday, April 25, Game 5 first-round matchup

    SportsLine's projection model generated picks and best bets for Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of their first-round NBA playoff matchup
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    The Minnesota Timberwolves look to stave off elimination when they take on the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round series on Tuesday. The Nuggets (53-29), the top seed in the conference, lead the series 3-1 and will look to advance to the conference semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons. The Timberwolves (42-40), the eighth seed in the West, have not advanced past the first round since 2003-2004, when they were the top seed in the conference. The teams split four games during the regular season, with each team winning a pair of games on their home court.

    The game from Ball Arena in Denver will begin at 9 p.m. ET. Denver is a 10-point favorite at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is 220.5 according to the latest Timberwolves vs. Nuggets odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Before making any Timberwolves vs. Nuggets picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

    The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters the third week of the 2023 NBA playoffs a stunning 71-38 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

    The model knows that Denver center Nikola Jokic is coming off a monster performance in Game 4, in which he scored 43 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assists. In four postseason games, Jokic is averaging 25.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists. Jokic has now scored 30 or more points in 18 career playoff games, tied for the most such games in franchise history with Alex English. 

    The model also knows Minnesota shooting guard Anthony Edwards has been on fire, scoring 34 points in Sunday's overtime win with six rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals. He scored 41 points and added four assists, three blocks, two rebounds and two steals in Game 2. He is averaging 32.3 points in the postseason, nearly eight points more than during the regular season.

    Now, it has set its sights on Timberwolves vs. Nuggets. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 70% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

    So who wins Timberwolves vs. Nuggets in the NBA Playoffs 2023? And which side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time? Join SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that's 71-38 on top-rated NBA picks against the spread!

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    SportsLine Staff

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