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NBA Player Props: Best bets for Nuggets vs. Timberwolves in Friday’s Game 3

Game 3 between the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves takes place on Friday night, with the Timberwolves holding a 2-0 lead as the series moves to Minnesota. The home team can go up 3-0 and effectively close the book on the defending champions, but the Nuggets have the talent and experience to fight back in this matchup.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite player bets to target for Game 3 on Friday, with odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Nikola Jokic triple-double (+175)

It’s now or never for the Nuggets big man, who just won his third league MVP honor. None of that matters if Denver gets waxed again in Game 3. Jokic hasn’t been effective in this series so far, but he’s only five assists and rebounds combined away from having two triple-doubles. Rudy Gobert is back for this contest after missing the second game, which makes things a little more difficult for Jokic, but he should show some sort of step back after being dominated in the first two games.

Anthony Edwards on 27.5 points (-120)

On Jokic’s side, the young Minnesota superstar has taken control of the playoffs. Edwards was knocked out in last year’s first round against Denver, but it didn’t result in any wins. This time, the Timberwolves are healthier and more connected defensively, meaning Edwards’ individual brilliance on the offensive end is enough to carry the team. He fell just below that line in Game 2 with 27 points, but performed well in the playoffs. Edwards should cross that line behind a raucous home crowd.

Jamal Murray over 5.5 assists (-130)

Murray is officially listed as questionable, but is expected to dress after narrowly avoiding a suspension thanks to his antics in Game 2. At some point, he and the Nuggets must realize that his shot is off. This means he may not be as effective in the mid-range, but should continue to have some effectiveness in the pick-and-roll game with Jokic. Murray should look to set up others for most of the game before turning things on in critical moments, which is where he has remained lethal this postseason. I think he’s over that line after two poor performances at home.

Mike Conley on 1.5 3-pointers (-162)

Conley failed to make a triple in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Suns. He then shot 47.8% from deep over the next four games, surpassing that line each time. The veteran guard then failed to make two attempts from the perimeter in the last game against the Nuggets. His effectiveness from deep doesn’t change much depending on location, so that’s a good sign that he will bounce back in this matchup. I like that Conley can hit a few triples Friday night.