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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/27/13

Denver Nuggets (7-6) at Minnesota Timberwolves (8-8)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -6 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds


The Minnesota Timberwolves welcome the Denver Nuggets to town on Wednesday night in prime time NBA action.

Head to head, the Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and 9-1-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings while the road team is 19-6-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a S.U. loss, but just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets on the other hand are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall, but just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/27/13

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The Denver Nuggets are quietly one of the hottest teams in the league at the moment, having won three-straight and six of their last eight overall. They are also coming off arguably their biggest win of the season on Monday night, becoming the first team to win in Dallas this season after running away with an impressive 110-96 victory. I’ll admit, I was one of those people that thought this Nuggets team would miss the playoffs this season, given the offseason they had and how they looked in the first two weeks of the season. However, they have turned things around in a hurry and they look like one of the most dangerous teams in the league at the moment.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have struggled recently after their fast start to the season, winning just once in their last five outings, and that was against a Brooklyn team that everyone has been beating up on. A big part of their struggles has to do with the teams they have faced, as they have come up against the likes of Indiana, Houston and Los Angles (Clippers) in recent times. They have also cooled off offensively, scoring over 102 in just one of those last five games, which was also their game against Brooklyn.

I don’t see how you can go against the Nuggets in this one. Their only two losses recently have come in Oklahoma City (a game in which they should have one) and in Houston. While I still really like this Minnesota team, their bench is really quite average and trading Derrick Williams for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute doesn’t really make it any better, offensively anyway. If Denver can nearly win in Oklahoma City and in Dallas, then they are a real shot here...

Dan’s Pick: Denver +6

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