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Nuggets Timberwolves Betting Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesDenver Nuggets
March 9, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Odds

21-37TEAM RECORD41-22

The Nuggets will try to cover the spread at Pepsi Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Timberwolves in basketball action.

Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 21-37 and 26-31-1 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 41-22 and 38-25 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 38-25, while the Timberwolves are 28-29-1.

View Minnesota vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Denver opened as 13-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 210.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-rated Nuggets and the No. 21-rated Timberwolves in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-97 win for the Nuggets on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 2-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 19 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 5.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 101.3 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 87-82 winner at home against the Wizards. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves grabbed an 87-82 win over the Wizards on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Derrick Williams at Target Center.

The Nuggets were a 107-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. Ty Lawson scored 21 points and chipped in with 11 assists for Denver on Thursday, leading the Nuggets to a 107-92 victory over Los Angeles at Pepsi Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 1-9
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Timberwolves at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Minnesota is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Dallas, Sunday, March 10
Denver at Phoenix, Monday, March 11