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Nuggets take on Timberwolves in hoops contest

Denver NuggetsMinnesota Timberwolves
24-26February 12, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center24-28

Minnesota will look to improve on its 24-28 record on Wednesday when they host Denver in NBA odds action at Target Center.

The Timberwolves bring a 24-28 record (26-26 ATS) to the battle against the 24-26 Nuggets, who are 21-28-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 24-26-2 so far and the Nuggets go 25-25. (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 -6.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 210, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Timberwolves sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nuggets are at No. 9 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Timberwolves will win this game 99-95.

The Timberwolves were a 107-89 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves got a terrific 31-point performance from Kevin Love but Houston handed them a 107-89 defeat on Monday at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 3-rated squad against Denver's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 16 in the league with 7.46 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 8.32 per outing.

Next up:
Denver home to Phoenix, Tuesday, February 18th
Minnesota home to Indiana, Wednesday, February 19th