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Nuggets vs Timberwolves NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Where: Minneapolis at Target Center
  • Date: Sunday, February 5th
  • Betting Odds MIN +1.5, DEN -121 | MIN +100 O/U OFF

So far, the Nuggets have put together an overall record of 37-16, while going 28-24-1 vs the spread. Across the Nuggets 3 game win streak, they have an average scoring margin of 15.33 points per game.

The Nuggets will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Hawks by a score of 128-108. Heading into the game, they were 10 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Denver played well enough in the second half to prevent the Hawks from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 18 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Jamal Murray, as he contributed 41 points while hitting 62.5% of his shots.

So far, the Timberwolves have put together an overall record of 28-27, while going 26-29-0 vs the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Timberwolves are averaging 116 points per game while allowing 119. This has led to a record of 1-2.

The Timberwolves are coming off a dissappointing 127-120 loss to the Magic. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 5 points. Minnesota was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 7. In the loss, D’Angelo Russell led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 45.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Nuggets averaged 111.25 points per game vs the Timberwolves. Just like the Nuggets, the Timberwolves maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 120.25 points per game vs Denver. In terms of betting, Minnesota has an ATS record of 5-0 in the previous 5 matchups vs Denver. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +9 points per game in favor of the Timberwolves. In these contests, they averaged a combined 243 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Denver offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 6th ranked offense at 117.2 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Nuggets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.2 per contest. However, they have been able to make up for this slow style of place by scoring with a high rate of efficiency. This season, they are ranked 2nd in made field goals per game.

Currently, the Nuggets defense is ranked 14th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 110.41 points per game vs the unit.

Center Nikola Jokic currently leads the Nuggets at 24.8 points per game. For the season, he is 47th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 17.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Jokic is averaging 11.3 boards and 10.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 12th ranked defense at defending centers. Jamal Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 45 games, he is averaging 20.2 and is 70th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Through 55 games, Minnesota is the 10th best scoring team at 115.2 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.9 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 6th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

Against the Nuggets, the Timberwolves will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 24th in points allowed.

This season, the Timberwolves offense has primarily worked through Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 55 games, Edwards is 21st in the NBA at 24.8 points per game. So far, him and Russell have accounted for 38% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.900000000000006 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, D’Angelo Russell is grabbing 3.1 rebounds for Minnesota to go along with 6.2 assists.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Timberwolves +1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF