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NBA betting line favors Timberwolves over Nuggets

Denver NuggetsMinnesota Timberwolves
7-6November 27, 2013, 08:00 | Target Center8-8

Target Center will feature Timberwolves vs. Nuggets action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Minnesota battles the Nuggets, currently with a 7-6 mark (7-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 6-10 for the Timberwolves and 7-6 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Timberwolves as -4.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 211.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Timberwolves and the No. 8-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-96 win for the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Denver won its last outing, a 110-96 result against the Mavericks on November 25. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nuggets grabbed a 110-96 win over the Mavericks on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from J.J. Hickson at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 98-84 loser on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 20 points and 17 rebounds from Kevin Love in a losing cause in a 98-84 loss to Indiana on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 4 in the league with 46.23 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 7.81 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 14 with 8 per contest.

Next up:
Denver home to New York, Friday, November 29th
Minnesota at Dallas, Saturday, November 30th