Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/15/13
Minnesota Timberwolves (6-3) at Denver Nuggets (3-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +1.5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves will have their hands full on Friday when the T-Wolves head to Denver to face the Nuggets.
The Denver Nuggets are sitting at 3-4 this season, and despite having one of the better home courts in the league, the Nuggets are just 2-2 at the Pepsi Center this year. The Nuggets are one of the best rebounding teams in the league currently, grabbing an average of 47.6 boards per game. The offense is of course good in Denver, as the Nuggets are averaging 100.4 points per game on the year. The last outing for the Nuggets earned them a win against the Lakers in Denver, 111-99 on Wednesday.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Denver on Friday with a record of 6-3 on the year, and a road record of 2-2. The Timberwolves have an outstanding offense this season, as the T-Wolves are ranked second in the league offensively, scoring an impressive average of 108.2 points per game. The Timberwolves are also great on the boards, grabbing 45.6 per outing, and playing the Nuggets, being good on the rebound is a good thing.
The Timberwolves are doing great against the number this season as the Timberwolves are 7-2 against the spread on the season. Minnesota is also 4-1 against the spread as a favorite, and on the road Minny is perfect this season, going 4-0 ATS.
The Denver Nuggets are 3-4 against the spread on the season, and as an underdog, the Nuggets are 1-2 against the number. Denver is also a disappointing 1-3 against the spread at home on the year.
My play here is going to be on the under. Both of these teams are very good offensively, but both can play a bit of defense as well. The Nuggets could really use a win here, and playing at home, with rest, their legs should be fresh.
The Timberwolves are one of the better teams in the league right now, and when Denver stiffens up defensively, the Timberwolves will be able to bow their back and do the same here.