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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 1/5/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 1-5-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 1/5/2021 – The Denver Nuggets are struggling to find their winning rhythm this season and now find themselves tied with the same record as the depleted Minnesota Timberwolves. Both teams are set to clash and set the divide between them this coming Tuesday, January 5 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. It will be NBA TV that will be covering the game for television while NBA League Pass has the online live stream starting at 9:00 pm. The Denver Nuggets are expected by NBA Spreads to win this game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in a blowout fashion and this could jump-start the team’s confidence again.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 1/5/2021

When: Tuesday, January 5, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 1/5/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +14 (-110) 227 o (-110) +333
Denver Nuggets -14 (-110) 227 u (-110) -450
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Minnesota Timberwolves find themselves on a downward spiral as they lost their last four games and have not recovered since Karl-Anthony Towns left with an injury. Their most recent opponent was the Denver Nuggets and lost that match by 15 points, 109-124. Malik Beasley was the team’s best player doing 25 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. Jarrett Oliver chipped in with 20 points and six rebounds while D’Angelo Russel had 18 points and seven assists. Ed Davis took over the starting center spot but only had five points and eight rebounds.

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 26.07 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 15.52 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 10.72 PER.

Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets are looking like the team that entered the NBA Western Conference finals with Jamal Murray leading the charge. The scoring guard had 36 points, five rebounds, and four assists while Nikola Jokic continues to average a triple-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists. Rookie Facundo Campazzo had a breakout night with scoring a season-high of 15 points and all of his points came from three-pointers. The veteran Paul Millsap logged in 12 points, four rebounds, and four three-pointers in 25 minutes but they need more from Will Barton who just shot 3-of-11.

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 30.89 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 26.98 PER.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 1/5/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games.
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Denver.
Timberwolves are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games against Denver.
Minnesota is 3-13 SU in their last 16 games on the road.
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Denver Nuggets

Denver is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver’s last 9 games.
Denver is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Denver’s last 18 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games at home.
Denver is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games this season.
Denver is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Nuggets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Denver is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played in January.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Wrist is out indefinitely
Josh Okogie SG Hamstring is upgraded to “?” Tuesday vs Denver
Jaylen Nowell SG Calf is “?” Tuesday vs Denver

Denver Nuggets

Michael Porter Jr. SF COVID-19 is OUT Tuesday vs Minnesota
Greg Whittington PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Minnesota

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets
2-4-0 Against the Spread 2-4-0
2-4-0 Straight Up 5-1-0
106 Points per Game 116
120 Points Allowed per Game 116
44.04 Offensive FG% 49.24
72.81 Offensive FT% 72.92
31.43 Offensive 3PT% 37.88
49.82 Defensive FG% 48.84
75.21 Defensive FT% 78.83
38.5 Defensive 3PT% 40.58

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

The Minnesota Timberwolves are just lost inside the paint without Karl-Anthony Towns. Nikola Jokic had his sweet time with less resistance and Top Online Sportsbook has the Denver Nuggets having a repeat performance in their previous matchup.

Moneyline: The Timberwolves are given an ML of +333 if they pull a major upset while the Nuggets are at -450.

ATS: It is a very wide 14 points between both squads with the Nuggets having the -14 while the Timberwolves are on the far side of +14.

TOTALs: The total for both teams to reach is 227 points as the Nuggets go under and the Timberwolves are over.

Score Prediction: 123 – 105 Nuggets