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FanDuel Best NBA Picks: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves

Breaking down the best FanDuel picks for tonight's Nuggets vs. Timberwolves matchup.

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
March 19, 2024 9:00 pm EDT

Tonight, the Denver Nuggets travel to the Target Center for a matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Prior to discussing the Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game, let’s review the rules for FanDuel single game contest.

FanDuel Single Game Contest Rules

Here are the single game contest rules. You have $60,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team MVP. The MVP accumulates 2x times the standard FanDuel fantasy points value.

The remaining four players in your lineup will be the star, pro, and flex plays. The star player will receive 1.5x the standard fantasy points value. The pro player will accumulate 1.2x the standard fantasy points value.

The final two flex positions will receive the standard points value. Having stated that, it is important for you to identify the correct player for your MVP position if you hope to win a FanDuel single game contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game contest, I highly recommend that you check out the FanDuel website for more details.

Here are my FanDuel Player Selections for tonight’s Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup.

FanDuel Player Picks

MVP-Nikola Jokic $16,500

The 2023 NBA Finals MVP has certainly been playing at a high level in 2024. Let’s look at Jokic’s player statistics for this season to illustrate my point. Through 69 games played, Jokic has averaged 25.9 points, 12.2 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 1.3 steals a game. The data just presented indicates that Jokic is the key to the Nuggets offense.

Additionally, I like the fact that Jokic will be facing a Minnesota defense that has struggled defending the center position recently. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the Timberwolves are ranked 21st in total FanDuel points allowed a game (55.72) to the center position.

Now the Timberwolves draw the best center in the NBA. Let’s just say I like Jokic’s chances for success this evening. Having stated that, Jokic is a lock as my MVP.

Pro-Anthony Edwards, $14,500

How important is Minnesota point guard Anthony Edwards to the Timberwolves offense? Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Anthony Edwards’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court.

In his last three games played, Edwards has averaged a whopping averaged 33.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.6 blocks, and 1.6 steals a game. Clearly, the Timberwolves offense runs through the Minnesota point guard.

Star-Jamal Murray $14,000

Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray has certainly provided Denver a talented presence at the point guard position in 2024. In 69 games played this season, Murray has averaged an impressive 20.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Flex plays I like this evening: Aaron Gordon $11,500: Mike Conley $10,000: Kyle Anderson $9,000: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope $9,000.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick: See Above

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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