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Timberwolves face Nuggets: NBA odds preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesDenver Nuggets
Feb 20, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Odds

16-16TEAM RECORD17-15

The Nuggets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at Pepsi Center on Monday in NBA play.

Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 16-16 and 18-14 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 17-15 and 19-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Nuggets are 17-15, while the Timberwolves are 14-17-1.

View Minnesota vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nuggets in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 209.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 16 and the Timberwolves at No. 11 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-100 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 13-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 13 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.9 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 92-91 winner at home against the 76ers. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (183) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota earned a 92-91 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday, getting 22 points from Ricky Rubio at Target Center.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 124-118 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Nuggets covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 242 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Denver got 27 points from Arron Afflalo en route to a 124-118 loss against Oklahoma City on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Utah are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Timberwolves at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Utah, Wednesday, February 22
Denver at LA Clippers, Wednesday, February 22