Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Minnesota will look to improve on its 9-9 record on Wednesday when they host Denver in NBA odds action at Target Center.
The Timberwolves sit at 9-9 (11-7 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 11-11 (12-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 9-9 OU, and Denver is 12-10 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 11 and the Nuggets at No. 9 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-97 result in favor of the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 5 in the league with 45.2 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 23 with 6.1 per contest.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.2 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
Denver was a 101-94 winner in its last match on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 195 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit was scorched by Ty Lawson for 26 points as the Nuggets defated the Pistons 101-94 in NBA action on Tuesday.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 91-73 winner as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Timberwolves covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves got a 36-point performance from Kevin Love as Minnesota handed Cleveland a 91-73 defeat on Friday at Target Center.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 1-9
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Nuggets at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Denver is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
Denver is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Denver home to Memphis, Friday, December 14
Minnesota at New Orleans, Friday, December 14