Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game at Ball Arena. It’s the 2nd game in 2 days between the Nuggets and Timberwolves as they conclude their regular season series tonight in Denver. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Denver didn’t stand much of a chance in that game played at Target Center a couple of days ago, but only because they rested all their star players due to them playing on a 2nd night of a back-to-back. With the likes of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic back in the line-up, they’ll be looking for revenge here and to tie the regular season series at 2-2.
Prior to that loss on Sunday, the Nuggets were on a 3-game win streak, right now they have a comfortable 4.5 game lead atop of the Western Conference standings, so they can afford a few more losses before their position is in danger. They’ve been hard to beat at home this season, at 25-4 SU they have the best record in the NBA. When it comes to covering the spread they’ve also been reliable there with a 18-10-1 ATS record.
The Timberwolves got a lucky break in that last game vs Denver, but they’ve also been on a solid streak before that game covering the spread 8 times in 11 outings. They also have 5 wins in their last 7 games overall, against Denver they’ve been a dominant 5-1 SU in the last 6 meetings.
They’re doing all this without their best player Karl-Anthony Towns, and with Rudy Gobert dealing with a groin injury which has caused him to miss games. Austin Rivers continues to be suspended, he will be able to return vs Dallas in a week or so. Anthony Edwards is playing really well over his last 10 games averaging 29.3 points per game, getting snubbed for the All-Star game has been a motivating factor.
With the Timberwolves covering 7 times in a row at Ball Arena, they have a pretty solid shot at extending that run tonight as 8-point underdogs. Something about this team really fits them in meetings vs the Nuggets, so let’s back them to cover.
Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions & Odds
The total has gone over in 5 straight games for the Nuggets, they managed just 98 points in their last game, but that should improve drastically with Jokic and Murray back in the line-up. This match-up has been very profitable for those backing the over, the last 7 of 10 meetings have cashed on that bet. An average of 231.6 points per game have been scored in those 10 meetings, which is really high even by today’s NBA standards.
Rudy Gobert not playing could leave the paint wide open for the Nuggets to exploit here, when you have a player as smart as Jokic on your team that won’t go unnoticed. With the last game between them at Ball Arena finishing with 240 points, I think we could be in for a similar scoreline tonight. Minnesota ranks 8th in pace this season, they’ll look to increase the tempo in this one. I’m backing the over.