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Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA odds tilt

Minnesota TimberwolvesDenver Nuggets
29-29March 03, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center25-33

The Denver Nuggets host Minnesota on Monday, looking to build on their 25-33 mark against the 29-29 Timberwolves in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

The Timberwolves will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 31-27 ATS against the number this season, while the Nuggets are 23-34-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Minnesota is 25-29-4 on the totals; Denver is 27-31.

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Nuggets in this one, they were listed earlier as 5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 211.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Nuggets and the No. 14-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-93 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

Minnesota was a 108-97 winner in its last match on the road against the Kings. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 205 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Sacramento was scorched by Kevin Martin for 26 points as the Timberwolves defated the Kings 108-97 in NBA action on Saturday.

The Nuggets were a 102-96 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of UNDER bettors. Denver suffered a 102-96 loss against Portland on Saturday, getting 16 points from Kenneth Faried in a losing effort at Moda Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 3 in the league with 45.57 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 8.22 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 16 with 7.52 per contest.

Next up:
Minnesota home to New York, Wednesday, March 5th
Denver home to Dallas, Wednesday, March 5th