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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets meet at Pepsi Center.

The Timberwolves were a 124-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors.

Denver was a 111-99 winner in its last match at home against the Lakers. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 210 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Minnesota:
Team record: 6-3 SU, 7-2 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Denver
is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Denver:
Team record: 3-4 SU, 3-4 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Minnesota

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Minnesota home to Boston, Saturday, November 16
Denver at Houston, Saturday, November 16