Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves (March 19)

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Preview, Odds (Mar. 19)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are riding high on a three-game winning streak as they prepare to face the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. With tip-off scheduled for 9:00 PM ET. All eyes are on this matchup, with Denver entering as the favored team according to the odds. Let’s dive into the predictions, odds analysis, and player props for this exciting NBA showdown between the Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves.

Disclaimer: “This article is based on their previous match.”

Let’s get into our Nuggets versus Timberwolves prediction, which includes an analysis of the odds and some intriguing player props to consider.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

TableSpreadMoneylineTotal
Denver Nuggets-7.5 (-115)-320Over 213.5 (-110)
Minnesota Timberwolves+7.5 (-105)+250Under 213.5 (-110)

Denver Nuggets Betting Analysis

The Denver Nuggets come into this clash with an impressive 8-2 record in their last ten games. However, they suffered a gut-wrenching 107-105 defeat against the Dallas Mavericks in their recent outing, where they were outrebounded 60-37.

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Kyrie Irving (24 points, buzzer-beater)

With Nikola Jokic at the lead, the Nuggets have an impressive roster that might be named NBA MVP. Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray also contribute greatly to the scoring front, and Jokic averages 25.9 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game.

Despite their offensive prowess, the Nuggets have struggled from the free-throw line, converting just 76.18% of their attempts, placing them among the bottom 10 teams in the league in this category.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Analysis

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in fine form, having won their last four games and posting a commendable 6-4 record in their previous ten outings. They head into this matchup on the back of a 114-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

Anthony Edwards, affectionately known as “Ant-Man,” stole the show with a stellar performance, scoring a team-high 32 points, including a jaw-dropping dunk over a Jazz defender. With Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert sidelined due to injuries, Edwards has stepped up admirably for the Timberwolves.

Defensively, the Timberwolves have been rock-solid, boasting the best defense in the NBA this season, conceding just 106.6 points per game. Although they rank lower in offensive output, shooting efficiency remains a strength, with a 38.65% field goal percentage, fourth-best in the league.

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Predictions: Nuggets vs Timberwolves

Nikola Jokic’s consistency has reached a point where his poor performances are considered collector’s items.

Jokic had a rare stinker on Sunday, making only six of his 16 shots and falling short of his season averages in points, rebounds, and assists — and I expect the Minnesota Timberwolves to feel the consequences tonight.

Minnesota has had some success against Jokic with to the size and length of Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert, but the hosts’ frontcourt remains alive by a thread. Towns is out, Gobert has a rib condition, and Reid suffered a head injury in the previous game.

That should allow Jokic to put on a display tonight, and I’m taking the Over on his points and assists.

Combining these props gives the Joker more options for attacking the Minnesota defense. If it sends double teams, he should get into double-digit dimes. If the Timberwolves guard him one-on-one, he will put smaller players in the paint.

Prior to his poor performance in Dallas. Jokic had gone Over on this number in four of his last seven games and his season averages put him right at 35.

I predict Jokic to be aggressive from the start tonight and get the Denver Nuggets back on track.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves: Spread and Over/Under Insights

While the initial spread favored Denver by 2.5 points. Recent developments have seen the line shift in favor of the Nuggets. Despite a stumble against the Mavericks, Denver remains a formidable opponent, especially considering their strong track record in recent games. However, caution is advised, as the matchup has shown tendencies to favor the under, with Denver frequently falling short of high-scoring contests.

The Timberwolves, on the other hand, have displayed a penchant for surpassing the over in recent outings. Nevertheless, with key scorers battling injuries, a more conservative approach might be warranted, especially considering the recent trend favoring the under in their matchups.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves game info

Location:Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
Date:Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Tip-off:9:00 p.m. ET
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