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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2019 Odds Picks and Previews

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12-20-2019 Odds Picks and Previews

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2019 – It is a Western Conference battle when the streaking Minnesota Timberwolves meet the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver Colorado. Starting off hot in the season, the Timberwolves suddenly find themselves in a huge slump and they now have an 8-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are on the rise winning their fourth straight and they are tough to beat at home. NBA Games Odds see the Timberwolves dropping their fourth straight game, especially that they are most probably missing Karl-Anthony Towns in this match.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2019

When: December 20, 2019 9:00 PM ET
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
TV: Altitude
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +10 (-110) 216 o (-107) +475

Denver Nuggets
-10 (-110) 216 u (-107) -650
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

Much is expected right now for Andrew Wiggins to live up to his potential. So far, it is his best season as he averages 25.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per night. There is not much depth in the big man rotation and they are sorely missing the services of Karl-Anthony Towns. It will be a long night for backups Gorgui Dieng and Noah Vonleh to fill in Towns shoes but even with them combined it will be difficult to crack at least half of Town’s contributions. It will be up to Jeff Teague, Robert Covington, Jake Layman and Josh Okogie to step up their averages in order for them to have a chance against the Denver Nuggets.

Players to watch: A. Wiggins SF 22 GP 22 GS 35.3 MIN 25.1 PTS 1.3 OR 3.9 DR 5.2 REB 3.1 AST 0.8 STL 1.1 BLK 2.1 TO 2.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 19.47 PER
J. Teague PG 22 GP 13 GS 29.8 MIN 14 PTS 0.5 OR 2.2 DR 2.8 REB 6.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 3.2 AST/TO 17.84 PER
R. Covington PF 25 GP 24 GS 28.2 MIN 12.6 PTS 0.8 OR 4.6 DR 5.4 REB 1.1 AST 1.5 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 3.1 PF 0.7 AST/TO 14.07 PER

Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets will bank on their big men to dominate a Towns-less T-Wolves. One of the best big men in the league right now is Nikola Jokic who is doing 17.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists. This is a game that Paul Millsap will try to maximize his skills as the team’s starting power forward as he averages 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, and his numbers should go even higher. Jamal Murray has been the team leader in points with 17.5 points per game while Will Barton contributes 14.7 points per game. The Nuggets are now at 18-8 in the league but their main strength is their depth which the T-wolves sorely lack right now. Gary Harris, Monte Morris, Jerami Grant and Mason Plumblee has been doing well with the limited minutes given to them every night but still very efficient on the basketball floor.

Players to Watch: J. Murray PG 26 GP 26 GS 31.7 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.6 DR 4.4 REB 4.4 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 16.97 PER
N. Jokic C 26 GP 26 GS 31.4 MIN 17.1 PTS 2.2 OR 8 DR 10.1 REB 6.7 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 3 PF 2.6 AST/TO 21.98 PER
W. Barton SG 24 GP 24 GS 32.9 MIN 14.7 PTS 1.5 OR 5.4 DR 6.9 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO 2.1 PF 2.6 AST/TO 16.52 PER

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

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

Denver Nuggets

The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Denver’s last 20 games.
Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games against Minnesota.
Denver are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home.
Denver are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Nuggets are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games this season.
Denver are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Friday vs Denver
Jake Layman SF Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Denver
Jarrett Culver SG Illness is “?” Friday vs Denver

Denver Nuggets

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets
40-42 Against the Spread 49-47
44-38 Straight Up 44-52
112 Points per Game 110
113 Points Allowed per Game 106
44.24 Offensive FG% 45.15
76.36 Offensive FT% 74.71
32.67 Offensive 3PT% 35.58
46.52 Defensive FG% 43.84
79.11 Defensive FT% 75.45
37.64 Defensive 3PT% 30.69

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

It will be a Nikola Jokic show as the entire game will tend to adjust to his will. The T-Wolves are at his mercy without Towns to match up with him. Best Sports Book Online easily picks the Nuggets as the favorites and it is easy to tell why. Andrew Wiggins will need to be more of the leader of this team and everyone in the Minnesota roster should bank on his efforts. Nonetheless, the T-Wolves chances seem bleak.

Moneyline: As the favorites to win, the Nuggets are given the ML of -650 while the T-Wolves are at +475 if they pull in an upset.

ATS: It is a 10-point spread separating both teams with the Nuggets owning the -10 while the T-Wolves are at +10.

TOTALs: 216 points is the expected total for the T-Wolves and Nuggets. Minnesota is going over while Denver is the team under.

Score Prediction: 105 – 100 Nuggets