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Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Timberwolves of Minnesota hit the hard court against the Nuggets of Denver.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Minnesota Timberwolves betting line opened this morning as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 201 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 101-97 result in favor of the Timberwolves today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Denver Nuggets currently sport a record of 8-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-11-2 ATS. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-12 and 10-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 11-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 10-10-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Minnesota injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Denver Nuggets rated this week at No. 26 and the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Denver's No. 26-ranked offense (96.14 PPG) against a Minnesota Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.9 PPG. The Denver Nuggets have averaged 42.33% from the field per game, less than the Minnesota Timberwolves have managed so far this NBA season (44.68% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota got 37 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 123-122 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Target Center.

The Nuggets endured a 85-74 loss at the hands of the Magic on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Will Barton at Pepsi Center.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Denver is 2-6-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Denver is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
  • Denver is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Phoenix, Sunday, December 13th
Denver home to Houston, Monday, December 14th