Denver Sports Betting

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets have won two in a row for the first time in over a month and will look to make it three against the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. The tip-off is at 7 p.m. MST. Those who are going to be at the game will get the chance to honor a famous date in history, the first day the MVP was introduced into the Nuggets lineup on Dec. 15, 2016. When available, he has always started since. The rest is some of the best history for this franchise.

Injury report: 

DEN


  • Jamal Murray – Out
  • Michael Porter Jr. – Out
  • PJ Dozier – Out
  • Jamychal Green – Doubtful
  • Austin Rivers – Questionable
  • Will Barton – Probable
  • Aaron Gordon – Probable

MIN


  • N/A

Betting lines (subject to change): 

  • Denver is once again a favorite,  at -4.5
    • Minnesota is currently at +4.5 for their spread
  • Denver’s MoneyLine is -180
    • Minnesota has a MoneyLine of +160
  • Over/under is set at 224

Covers.com trends: 

  • Over is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 overall
  • Over is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
  • Over is 11-0 in Nuggets last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
  • Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record
  • Timberwolves are 21-6 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Denver
  • Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall

The breakdown: 

Taking the Nuggets ATS for the second game in a row and going for a third win is risky this season. Once again though, home-court advantage and the way Jokic is playing at the moment should give confidence to make this play. Denver -4.5 is the first pick. In their last four games against a team with a losing record, Denver is 4-0.

Before taking the win against the Portland Trail Blazers this past Sunday, the Timberwolves had lost five straight and they are currently just 5-6 on the road. Denver on the other hand boasts an 8-4 home record, making good use of the home crowd. Looking back to last season, Denver won every game against Minnesota by no less than seven, further demonstrating in recent matchups. Denver has the advantage.

Next up is going to be Jokic over 12.5 rebounds. In the first meeting against Minnesota this year, Jokic brought down 19 rebounds en route to a two-point victory back in October. Over the last 10 games, Nikola Jokic has managed to up his game, securing 14.1 rebounds and in his last five. He has managed to hit the over on 12.5 on three occasions. If more numbers are needed to convince you, during three games against Minnesota last season, Jokic grabbed 13.7 boards on average as the Nuggets won all three of those contests.

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