Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. Division rivals Minnesota and Denver clash for the 4th and final time this season tonight at Ball Arena. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Having lost the last 2 meetings against the Timberwolves, the Nuggets will be looking to bounce back here and even the regular season series at 2-2. They’ve won 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5, so they have plenty of momentum on their side even if 2 of those wins were against Indiana and Oklahoma City. In their latest win over Indiana it was once again Nikola Jokic who led the way with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists, making another strong case for MVP honours this season.
It is truly remarkable what this team has gone through this season as far as injury goes and yet they are still in the running to finish as maybe one of the top 3 teams in the Western Conference. They’ve beaten 10 of their last 13 opponents from the West coast, but one thing that has bothered them this season has been their lack of covering the spread at home. They are only 14-23 ATS at Ball Arena this season, so that’s something to keep an eye on.
Minnesota was on a really good run in the first half of March, but they have slowed down a bit lately losing 4 of their last 5 games. Denver is one of those teams that has been an enigma for them over the past several years, they have just 2 wins against them in 14 meetings. However, both of those wins happened this season so that’s a reason to be optimistic for Timberwolves fans as they head into this one.
They’ll be a bit shorthanded for tonight’s game with Malik Beasley being ruled out with an ankle injury, he averages 12.1 points per game for them this season. A lot is expected from Karl-Anthony Towns here as he has averaged 23.3 points vs Denver this season. Over his last 5 games he’s scored over 20 points just once, which is a big reason why Minnesota has struggled so much.
The Timberwolves have lost their last 2 games by 22 and 17 points, I am just not feeling them at the moment. Denver is still hungry to move up in the standings, a win here would do them really good. Let’s go with the home team.
Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions & Odds
All 3 games between these teams this season have been highly entertaining, especially the last 2 in which we saw 245 and 231 points scored. Minnesota doesn’t care too much about defense in their road games this season – they’ve gone 28-11 on the O/U away from home, that’s the best mark by far in the NBA. Their last 15 road games have produced 11 overs, so even if they’ve gone under the total in 8 of 12 overall I am still liking their chances to go over the total in this one.
The Nuggets have also trended towards the over in their last 6 of 8 games, for the season they are 23-14 on the O/U at Ball Arena and their last game at Indiana produced 243 points on the road. Minnesota plays at the fastest pace right now in the NBA averaging 103.3 possessions per game. With Denver’s last 5 games averaging 239.4 points per game and Minnesota’s last 6 averaging 233.3, I think backing the over is the way to go here. After all, the last 5 of 7 head-to-head have all cashed on the over, so I think that’s the way to go in tonight’s game as well. So let’s back to the points.