Nuggets vs. Timberwolves - 12/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-12) at Denver Nuggets (8-14)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -2 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets meet Friday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a nice victory after losing four of their last five games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 102.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 21 points and 1.7 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.6 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 48.4 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed 100-plus points in five of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won six of their last nine road games. Kevin Martin is questionable with a wrist injury.
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The Denver Nuggets need a victory here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 96.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 14.4 points and 1.9 assists. Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing six assists and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are shooting 40.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have scored 90 or less points in five of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets have lost five straight home games. Darrell Arthur is questionable with a knee injury.
The Timberwolves are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Timberwolves are 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Denver.
The Timberwolves play better on the road than they do at home, but the injury to Martin is big and takes away one of their top scorers. The Nuggets are also bound to get out of this slump eventually, as there's talent to get back in the W column. I'll take the home team and lay the bucket.