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Nuggets Timberwolves Betting Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesDenver Nuggets
6-3November 15, 2013, 08:00 | Pepsi Center3-4

The Nuggets will try to cover the spread at Pepsi Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Timberwolves in basketball action.

This season the Nuggets are 3-4 overall and 3-4 ATS against the number, while the Timberwolves are 6-3 and 7-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Denver is 4-3 on the OU, and Minnesota is 5-4.

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Nuggets in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 210 at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Nuggets) and the No. 8 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 103-94 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

The Timberwolves were a 124-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. The Timberwolves blew out Cleveland on Wednesday, running up the score in a 124-95 win at Target Center.

Denver was a 111-99 winner in its last match at home against the Lakers. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 210 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Denver earned a 111-99 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Timofey Mozgov at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 13-ranked offense (100.43 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 16 at 99.67 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 42.67% from the field per game, less than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43.66% on average).

A few Timberwolves at Nuggets trends to consider:
Minnesota is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Denver is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Denver is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games
Denver is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Boston, Saturday, November 16th
Denver at Houston, Saturday, November 16th