Nuggets vs. Timberwolves - 12/26/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-22) at Denver Nuggets (12-17)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, ALT
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets square off Friday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six straight games and has just one win all month. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 98.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 109 points on 49.8 percent shooting. Thaddeus Young is averaging 14 points and 4.5 rebounds while Shabazz Muhammad is averaging 13.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is shooting 39.4 percent from the field and Mo Williams is dishing out 6.5 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to play absolutely not a lick of defense, as they’re allowing teams to shoot 50.2 percent from the field and 41 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games. The Timberwolves have also allowed 100 or more points in six straight games and have lost their last six road games.
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The Denver Nuggets have split their last four games and play for the first time since Tuesday. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 101.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 104 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.8 points and 10.4 assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Wilson Chandler is shooting 42.6 percent from the field and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets have been one of the worst defensive teams in the league all season. And although the Nuggets are allowing 101.2 points in their last five games, they’ve holding teams to just 28.8 percent shooting from deep. Eight of the Nuggets 12 wins this season have come at home.
The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Nuggets are 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Denver and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Neither team plays a lick of defense, which is why I'm going with the over in this spot. Expect a ton of points to be scored, especieally with both teams rested up.