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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 2-23-2020 NBA Spread and Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2020 – The Denver Nuggets host the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday, looking for a win to distance themselves from the LA Clippers. NBA betting heavily favor the Nuggets who are currently at second in the Western Conference playoff picture. They are on a two-game losing streak but hold a clear advantage over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves are second to the last in the West and have lost three games in a row.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2020

When: February 23, 2020 6:00 PM ET
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
TV: NBATV
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +12.5 (-110) 225.5 o (-115) +592

Denver Nuggets
-12.5 (-110) 225.5 u (-105) -791
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to grope for form and things are unlikely to get better anytime soon. They have been atrocious on the road and face a top-seeded team in the Nuggets. Karl-Anthony Towns remains out, meaning it will be up to D’Angelo Russell to lead the charge. The All-Star guard will need all the help he can get, hopefully from Malik Beasley and Juan Hernangomez.

Players to watch: D. Russell SG 2 GP 2 GS 33.5 MIN 24 PTS 0.5 OR 2.5 DR 3 REB 8 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 4.5 TO 2.5 PF 1.8 AST/TO 21.59 PER

M. Beasley SG 3 GP 3 GS 32.7 MIN 22 PTS 1.3 OR 5.3 DR 6.7 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0 BLK 2.3 TO 2.7 PF 1.3 AST/TO 16.71 PER

J. Hernangomez PF 3 GP 3 GS 30 MIN 15 PTS 2 OR 4 DR 6 REB 1.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 0.3 TO 2.7 PF 4 AST/TO 15.64 PER

Denver Nuggets Betting

The Nuggets know that they need to start winning unless they want to lose that second spot grip. They have lost back-to-back games but hold little excuse for a third against the T-Wolves. Tasked to lead the way anew will be Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Denver has been struggling offensively but playing at home may change all that. Being one of the best defensive teams today, a blowout win could be the key to getting back on track.

Players to Watch: N. Jokic C 55 GP 55 GS 32.5 MIN 20.6 PTS 2.4 OR 7.8 DR 10.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 3.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 25.32 PER

J. Murray PG 45 GP 45 GS 32.3 MIN 18.9 PTS 0.8 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 1.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.06 PER

W. Barton SF 48 GP 48 GS 33.3 MIN 15.1 PTS 1.5 OR 5 DR 6.5 REB 3.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 2 PF 2.7 AST/TO 16.06 PER

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 1-12 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.
Minnesota are 1-16 SU in their last 17 games.
Minnesota are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against Denver.
Timberwolves are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Minnesota are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Denver.
Minnesota are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games this season.
Timberwolves are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver’s last 8 games.
Denver are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver’s last 7 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games at home.
Denver are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Nuggets are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games this season.
Denver are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Denver are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games played in February.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

D’Angelo Russell PG Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Denver
Karl-Anthony Towns C Wrist is out indefinitely
Jake Layman SF Toe is out indefinitely
Jaylen Nowell SG Illness is “?” Sunday vs Denver

Denver Nuggets

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets
18-34-2 Against the Spread 26-26-4
30-24-0 Straight Up 26-30-0
112.5 Points per Game 110.3
116.1 Points Allowed per Game 106.8
43.71 Offensive FG% 46.49
75.65 Offensive FT% 77.7
33.16 Offensive 3PT% 35.67
46.86 Defensive FG% 45.69
79.64 Defensive FT% 75
36.63 Defensive 3PT% 34.16

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

NBA playoff lines see little to no reason the Nuggets will come out victorious. Denver needs a win badly if they want to maintain their spot in the standings. Add to the fact they are playing at home, the Nuggets should get back on track easily. The Timberwolves are expected to be in the thick of things although they may fade in the second half. Though they are doing well on offense, it is their defense that needs plenty of improvement.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Timberwolves for this game is at +592 while the Nuggets are at -791 at home.

ATS: +12.5 is given to the Timberwolves across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Nuggets with -12.5.

TOTALs: 225.5 is the given total for this match with the Timberwolves going over and the Nuggets the team under.

Score Prediction: 109 – 114 Nuggets