The Denver Nuggets (24-12) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (16-21) on January 2, 2023 at Target Center. The Nuggets are favorites by 2.5 points as they enter the matchup winners of two in a row and are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is set at 233.5 points.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Timberwolves
Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -137 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +115 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 233.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ALT
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Nuggets have played 36 games, with 18 wins against the spread. Denver has been the favorite in 27 games this season and has come away with the win 19 times (70.4%) in those contests. Nuggets games this year have gone over the total in 18 out of 37 opportunities (48.6%).
Against the spread, the Timberwolves are 14-23-0 this year. Minnesota has won 29.4% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (5-12). The Timberwolves have gone over the point total 45.9% of the time this season (17 of 37 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Injury Report
Timberwolves: Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
Denver has a top-five offense this year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 116.6 points per game. At the other end, it ranks 17th with 114.3 points allowed per contest. When playing at home, the Nuggets are scoring 4.8 more points per game (119.1) than they are on the road (114.3). The Nuggets have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 120.7 points per game in their last 10 contests, 4.1 points more than the 116.6 they’ve scored this season.
Denver is draining 12 treys per game this year (14th-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 39.9% three-point percentage (best). The Nuggets have taken 65% two-pointers and 35% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s baskets, 72.6% are two-pointers and 27.4% are threes.
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota scores 114.4 points per game and allow 115.9, making them 13th in the NBA offensively and 22nd on defense. The Timberwolves score 116.3 points per game at home, and 112.6 away. The Timberwolves are posting 112 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 2.4 fewer points than their average for the season (114.4).
Minnesota is 23rd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.1 per game) and 23rd in 3-point percentage (34.1%). In 2022-23, the Timberwolves have taken 37.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.6% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.1% of the Timberwolves’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.9% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Nuggets, and we expect that Timberwolves will cover the spread (Nuggets -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233.5 points.
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