Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
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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
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2019 Betting Odds
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
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
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 12/20/2019 Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Denver’s last 20 games.
Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Friday vs Denver
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