Timberwolves at Nuggets - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0) at Denver Nuggets (1-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -4 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN+, ALT
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets square off Friday at the Pepsi Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look to build on their season opening win over the Lakers. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Ricky Rubio is averaging 28 points and 14 assists while Kevin Martin is averaging 23 points and one rebound. Karl-Anthony Towns is grabbing 12 rebounds and Zach LaVine is dishing three assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves won their season opener despite trailing by as many as 16 points. The Timberwolves showed exactly why they’re a team on the rise and seem to be playing with added emotion due to the Flip Saunders situation. The Timberwolves last three victories have come on the road.
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The Denver Nuggets look to get off a 2-0 start after upsetting the Rockets on the road. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 105 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 34.5 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 23 points and eight rebounds while Kenneth Faried is averaging 18 points and nine rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing nine assists and Joffrey Lauvergne is grabbing seven rebounds. The Denver Nuggets had six players score in the double digits and made 13 threes in their season opening victory. The Nuggets also held a good Rockets shooting team to just 22.9 percent shooting from downtown. The Nuggets have won six of their last nine home games.
The Timberwolves are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 12-26-1 ATS in their last 39 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Timberwolves are 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Denver and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
I was impressed with both teams in their season opener, but Denver showed far more by going on the road and simply beating the hell out of the Rockets on both sides of the court. Add in home court, and I'll take the Nuggets and the reasonable chalk.