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Nuggets take on Timberwolves in hoops contest

Denver NuggetsMinnesota Timberwolves
April 26, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

37-28TEAM RECORD26-39

The Minnesota Timberwolves host Denver on Thursday, looking to build on their 26-39 mark against the 37-28 Nuggets in NBA action at Target Center.

The Timberwolves sit at 26-39 (32-32-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 37-28 (35-30 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 30-33-2 OU, and Denver is 31-33-1 OU.

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Betting Line:
The Nuggets are listed as 6.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 209.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Nuggets odds would favor the Nuggets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 19 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nuggets sit at No. 17. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-99 win for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 4-rated squad against Denver's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 12 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.3 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Denver won its last outing, a 106-101 result against the Thunder on April 25. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 207 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Oklahoma City was scorched by Ty Lawson for 25 points as the Nuggets defated the Thunder 106-101 in NBA action on Wednesday.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 93-88 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves endured a 93-88 loss at the hands of the Warriors on Sunday, despite a 19-point effort from Nikola Pekovic at Target Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9

A few Nuggets at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Denver is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing Minnesota
Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Denver is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home