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Denver Nuggets 2024 NBA Playoffs Betting

Denver Nuggets 2024 NBA Championship Odds

The Denver Nuggets polished off the Los Angeles Lakes in five games to clinch their first-round playoff series. However, the defending NBA champions only got the cash in two out of the five games, with four of the tilts going under the total. Denver will now step up in class for a second-round matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota is considered the sleeper of the 2024 NBA Playoffs with a strong lineup and the momentum of a series sweep of the Phoenix Suns in the first round. Denver has home court advantage in the best-of-seven series, and that may prove to be the difference.

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Denver Nuggets Team Overview

The Denver Nuggets are 57-25 straight up, 38-43-1 against the spread, and 34-47-1 over/under the total. Late on, Denver has covered four out of their last five games. In comparison, the Nuggets have gone over the total in four of its previous five matchups. Denver is 2nd in the Western Conference playoff standings. Denver lost a tie-breaker with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

Denver has NBA metrics of 14th for scoring offense, 4th for field goal percentage, 10th for 3-point field goal percentage, 25th for free throw percentage, and 7th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Nuggets have NBA metrics of 6th for scoring defense, 4th for field goal percentage permitted, 8th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 7th for defensive rebounding.

The Nuggets will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2024 NBA Playoffs. The best-of-seven series opens on Saturday, May 4.

Denver Nuggets Key Players

C Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 9.0 assists per game. Jokic is considered by many to be the top player in the NBA. Jokic was the NBA Finals MVP last year and is a 2-time NBA MVP. Jokic is a 6-time NBA All-Star.

So far in the playoffs, Jokic is averaging 28.2 points, 16.2 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game. Meanwhile, PG Jamal Murray is averaging 23.6 points and 7.2 assists per playoff contest. SF Michael Porter averaged 22.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. And then PF Aaron Gorden is averaging 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Head Coach

Head coach Michael Malone has been on the job since 2015. Malone has previous head coaching experience with the Sacramento Kings. He has led a franchise renaissance with Denver. His record at Denver is 424-295 in the regular season and 37-31 in the playoffs.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

2023-24 82 57 25 2nd, Northwest TBD
2022–23 82 53 29 1st, Northwest NBA Champions, 4–1 (Heat)
2021–22 82 48 34 2nd, Northwest Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Warriors)
2020–21 72 47 25 2nd, Northwest Lost in Conference Semifinals, 0–4 (Suns)
2019–20 73 46 27 1st, Northwest Lost in Conference Finals, 1–4 (Lakers)
2018–19 82 54 28 1st, Northwest Lost in Conference Semifinals, 3–4 (Blazers)
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Denver Nuggets History

Denver is arguably the most successful franchise to have never reached the NBA Finals. The Denver Nuggets have made the playoffs 38 times and have an overall record above .500 in their 56 seasons between the ABA and the NBA. They have had some of the most exciting players in the league during their history, but a title remained elusive until 2023.

This franchise was founded in 1967 as the Denver Larks. They changed their name to the Rockets before their first game, and they became the Denver Nuggets when they were accepted as one of the four franchises that would join the NBA from the ABA. They were a perennial playoff team in the ABA, and that continued in the NBA, as Denver made the postseason in 21 of its first 23 seasons.

While the Nuggets were a continual playoff team, they could not advance further than the Western Conference Finals. Denver has had stars like Dan Issel, Alex English, David Thompson, Carmelo Anthony, and Dikembe Mutombo. Still, the Nuggets lost in all four of their trips to the Western Conference Finals until 2023. Most recently, Denver bested Utah and the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games to make the Western Conference Finals during the 2019-20 season, but the Nuggets could not beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Finally, in 2023, Denver won its first NBA title.

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