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Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/3/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1-3-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/3/2021 – The Denver Nuggets have been struggling and just won one game in five matches. They will seek to get their groove back as they go on the road to tackle the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both teams are going to battle each other on Sunday, January 3 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The game will start at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be streamed live in NBA League Pass through the NBA TV broadcast. The Denver Nuggets are coming to this game as the favored team by NBA Vegas Odds to win against the young Minnesota Timberwolves.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/3/2021

When: Sunday, January 3, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/3/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Denver Nuggets -8 (-110) 232 o (-110) -400
Minnesota Timberwolves +8 (-110) 232 u (-110) +300
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Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets have not been living up to the hype that they brought and have lost four of their first five games. The only win that they had was against the Houston Rockets and lost their next two after that. Their most recent match was with the Phoenix Suns and lost that by just three points, 103-106. Jamal Murray is back on the roster and gave his team 31 points, five assists, four rebounds, and four three-pointers. Nikola Jokic flirted with a triple-double doing 17 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds. Paul Millsap had 15 while Monte Morris chipped in with 10 points. Not much depth on this team since Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee left.

Players to watch: N. Jokic C 5 GP 5 GS 36.6 MIN 23 PTS 2.8 OR 8.2 DR 11 REB 13 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 5 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 30.9 PER

J. Murray PG 4 GP 4 GS 35.8 MIN 21 PTS 1 OR 3.5 DR 4.5 REB 2.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 15.57 PER

M. Porter Jr. PF 4 GP 4 GS 29.3 MIN 19.5 PTS 1.3 OR 5.5 DR 6.8 REB 1.8 AST 1 STL 1.5 BLK 0.5 TO 2.8 PF 3.5 AST/TO 26.99 PER.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Minnesota Timberwolves are still learning to live without Karl-Anthony Towns who will miss significant time because of an injury. This team gave the Washington Wizards their first win of the season and lost to them by 21 points. Maik Beasley was the team’s best scorer with 21 points while rookie James Edwards and Naz Reid had 17 points each. D’Angelo Russell shot 6-of-16 from the field to finish with just 14 points. The Timberwolves right now are a mess in terms of what they want to do. They seem to be like headless chickens now that KAT is also not playing with them.

Players to Watch: K. Towns C 2 GP 2 GS 30 MIN 19 PTS 3 OR 8.5 DR 11.5 REB 5 AST 1 STL 3 BLK 3 TO 3.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 26.08 PER

M. Beasley SG 5 GP 5 GS 28.8 MIN 17.8 PTS 0.6 OR 3.8 DR 4.4 REB 0.8 AST 0.6 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 2 PF 0.8 AST/TO 15.51 PER

D. Russell SG 5 GP 4 GS 29 MIN 16.6 PTS 0.6 OR 2.2 DR 2.8 REB 4 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 3.8 TO 2.4 PF 1.1 AST/TO 10.7 PER.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/3/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Denver Nuggets

Denver is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games.
Denver is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Denver is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Minnesota.
Nuggets are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games against Minnesota.
Denver is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Denver is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver’s last 11 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games against Denver.
Minnesota is 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games at home.
Minnesota is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games when playing at home against Denver.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Minnesota is 3-15 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Minnesota is 0-11 SU in their last 11 games played in January.

Injuries

Denver Nuggets

Michael Porter Jr. SF COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Minnesota
Greg Whittington PF Knee is “?” Sunday vs Minnesota

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Wrist is out indefinitely
Josh Okogie SG Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Denver
Jaylen Nowell SG Calf is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Denver

Head-to-Head
Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves
1-4-0 Against the Spread 2-3-0
4-1-0 Straight Up 1-4-0
114 Points per Game 106
117 Points Allowed per Game 119
49.31 Offensive FG% 42.64
73.17 Offensive FT% 73.47
36.6 Offensive 3PT% 31.28
48.26 Defensive FG% 50
80.17 Defensive FT% 76
42.05 Defensive 3PT% 37.5

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

The Denver Nuggets should capitalize on Nikola Jokic now that Karl-Anthony Towns is not on the roster. Online Sportsbook sees the Nuggets winning by a wide margin but they have been underachieving lately. The Timberwolves should get closer to them and keep it a game.

Moneyline: The Nuggets are given a -400 on the ML while the Timberwolves are the underdogs at +300.

ATS: It is a wide eight points across the spread with the Nuggets at -8 while the Timberwolves have the +8.

TOTALs: It is 232 on the total for this matchup with the Timberwolves going under and the Nuggets are over.

Score Prediction: 110 – 108 Nuggets