Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s game in the NBA. The Denver Nuggets will try to win their 3rd game in a row as they take on division rivals Minnesota tonight at Ball Arena. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Timberwolves were finally able to get off the mark in December with a win at Portland which stopped a 5-game losing streak. Anthony Edwards had 24 points, while Karl-Anthony Towns added 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves who got back D’Angelo Russell after a long layoff and the result was a much needed victory. This team is no back in the playoff contention in the West, right now they are 9th and occupy one of the play-in tournament spots. In the match-up against the Nuggets earlier this season they lost 93-91 at home, so they will be up to get revenge for that game tonight. It will be a tough task considering they’ve dropped 10 in a row against their division rivals, but all streaks have to come to an end at some point.
Speaking of streaks, the Nuggets have won 2 games in a row and 3 of their last 4. They are coming off a 113-107 home win over the Washington Wizards in which Nikola Jokic once again stole the headlines. The Serbian big man had 28 points, rebounds and 9 assists before getting tossed in mid-way through the 4th quarter, but luckily his team was able to hang on and get the important home win. After that game they are now 8-4 at Ball Arena, it’s also worth pointing out that they’ve beaten the Timberwolves in 6 straight at home. However, their recent form against Western Conference teams could be a concern as they’ve gone just 3-7 ATS in 10 such games. Will Barton could return to the line-up after recovering from an illness.
The 1st meeting of the season was a tough win for Denver and this team is as injured as they’ve been when the 2 teams met back in late October. Minnesota needs to get on a run to improve their position in the West standings, I think them getting back Russell is huge and I believe they could surprise the Nuggets here. Back the Wolves to cover.
Denver Nuggets – Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions & Odds
Minnesota +4.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
That first meeting of the season produced only 183 points, but since then a ton has changed. The Nuggets are no longer one of the best defensive teams in the NBA and Minnesota has established itself as one of the better scoring squads we have right now. In 11 of 12 games for the Nuggets the over has cashed, while for Minnesota that has been the case in 5 of their last 6. The Timberwolves fancy going over the total especially on the road this season where 7 of their 11 games have cashed on that bet. They play the 6th fastest pace in the league and are in the middle of the pack scoring 108.1 points per game this season. One characteristic of this team is that they like taking a lot of 2 point attempts, 4th most in the NBA to be exact. If that shot starts falling we could be in a for a high scoring game here. Back the over.
Over 217.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365