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Nuggets vs Timberwolves Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesDenver Nuggets
April 9, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Odds

17-62TEAM RECORD48-31

Minnesota travels to Denver on Saturday, hoping to boost its 17-62 mark with a victory over the Nuggets.

The Nuggets are 48-31 so far on the season, and 41-34-4 ATS vs. the number. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are 17-62 and 35-44 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 35-42-2 and the Timberwolves go 37-41-1 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nuggets in this one, they're listed as 14-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 213 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 109-98 victory for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 12-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 7 in the league with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 109.1 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 108-98 loser at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 24 points and 11 rebounds from Michael Beasley in a losing cause in a 108-98 loss to Phoenix on Wednesday at Target Center.

Denver lost its last outing, a 104-89 result against the Thunder on April 8. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Denver suffered a 104-89 loss against Oklahoma City on Friday, getting 18 points from Nene Hilario in a losing effort at Ford Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Phoenix are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Denver
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Denver is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Phoenix, Monday, April 11
Denver home to Golden State, Monday, April 11

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