Nuggets vs Timberwolves Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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The Denver Nuggets (31-13) are 10-point favorites against the Minnesota Timberwolves (22-23) on January 18, 2023 at Ball Arena. The Nuggets are flying, having won seven in a row while going 9-1 over their past 10 games. The over/under is set at 239 points for this matchup.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Timberwolves

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -466 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +354 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 239 points.

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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

The Nuggets have 23 wins against the spread in 44 games this season. Denver has been victorious in 25, or 73.5%, of the 34 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Nuggets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 21 times in 45 opportunities (46.7%).

In the Timberwolves’ 45 games this year, they have 19 wins against the spread. Minnesota has been the underdog on the moneyline 20 total times this season. Minnesota has gone 8-12 in those games. Timberwolves games this year have hit the over on 22 of 45 set point totals (48.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 40 25 11 9.8 1.4 0.6 0.9
Jamal Murray 37 18.5 4 5.4 0.9 0.2 2.2
Aaron Gordon 39 16.6 6.8 2.6 0.8 0.8 0.9
Michael Porter Jr. 30 16.5 5.6 1.2 0.6 0.5 2.8
Nah’Shon Hyland 36 12.9 2.3 3.2 0.7 0.3 2.4


Timberwolves Leaders
Anthony Edwards 45 23.9 6 4.4 1.7 0.5 2.6
D’Angelo Russell 42 17.1 3 6.2 1 0.5 2.3
Rudy Gobert 39 13.3 11.5 0.8 0.9 1.3 0
Jaden McDaniels 42 11.4 3.7 2 1.1 1 1.2
Jaylen Nowell 45 11.4 2.7 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.1
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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Injury Report

Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert: Out (Groin), Austin Rivers: Questionable (Knee), Anthony Edwards: Questionable (Hip), Taurean Prince: Questionable (Ankle), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

This year, Denver is averaging 117.2 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and allowing 113.1 points per contest (14th-ranked). The Nuggets put up 119.9 points per game in home games, compared to 114.2 points per game in road games, a difference of 5.7 points per contest. The Nuggets have been racking up 120.5 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 117.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

With a 39.8% three-point percentage this season, Denver is best in the NBA. It ranks 11th in the league by draining 12.3 three-pointers per contest. In terms of shot breakdown, the Nuggets have taken 64.1% two-pointers (accounting for 72% of the team’s baskets) and 35.9% threes (28%).

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota puts up 115 points per game and allow 115.4, making them 12th in the league offensively and 19th defensively. In 2022-23 the Timberwolves are scoring 4.8 more points per game at home (117.3) than on the road (112.5). Over their previous 10 games, the Timberwolves are scoring 116.1 points per contest, 1.1 more than their season average (115).

Minnesota is 20th in the league in 3-pointers made (11.3 per game) and 20th in 3-point percentage (34.9%). The Timberwolves attempt 37.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.7% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.4% of the Timberwolves’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 73.6% are 2-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Predictions and Pick

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