Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
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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
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2020 Betting Odds
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
Minnesota are 1-12 ATS in their last 13 games.
Denver are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
D’Angelo Russell PG Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Denver
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