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Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The visiting Nuggets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Target Center against the Timberwolves.
Minnesota will face the 5-6 Nuggets, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 4-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nuggets are 5-6 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Timberwolves and the No. 12-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-94 win for the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 24-ranked offense (91.8 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 23 at 100 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 102.6 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring on their home court.
The Nuggets were a 97-92 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets got a 26-point performance from Danilo Gallinari as Denver ran past Memphis 97-92 on Monday at FedExForum.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 106-98 result against the Warriors on November 16. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. Derrick Williams scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Timberwolves to victory (they lost 106-98 to Golden State at Target Center on Friday).
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Portland are 1-9
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
A few Nuggets at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Denver is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota
Denver is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Denver is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
Denver home to Golden State, Friday, November 23
Minnesota at Portland, Friday, November 23