In this all-Western showdown, two teams sitting in and out of the playoff places of the conference are clashing, when the Denver Nuggets (43-22), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves (32-25), who on the other hand want to extend their current small winning streak.

Date/Time: 03-12-2019, 22:30 EDT

Spread: Denver Nuggets -10.5

Total: +222

Denver Nuggets have a 43-22 record (35-30 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the West. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Warriors with a 105-122 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 20.4 ppg, adding team highs both in dimes made with 7.6 and in boards grabbed with 10.8 per game. He is followed by Jamal Murray with 18.2 ppg, 4.2 boards and 4.9 dimes per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves have a 32-35 record (34-33 against the spread) so far this season are currently sit in the 10th place of the West. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Knicks with a 103-92 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 24.5 ppg, adding a team high 12.3 boards per game. He is followed by Derrick Rose with 18 ppg and 4.3 dimes per game.

Nuggets have won both previous meetings against the Wolves this season, both on the road and by an average of 1.5 points. Nuggets have a 27-6 home record, while the Wolves are 9-25 on the road. Wolves are better offensively, scoring 113 ppg to Nuggets’ 112, while Nuggets are better defensively, allowing 107.3 ppg to Wolves’ 113.1. Nuggets have better percentages both in field goals (46.7% to 45.6%) and in 3-pointers (35.5% to 35.1%). Nuggets are also better both in dimes made (27.6 to 24.5) and in boards grabbed (46.9 to 45.3), while Wolves are better in turnovers committed (12.6 to 13.1). Nuggets are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -10.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Denver Nuggets -10.5 (-107)

 

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My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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