Nuggets at Timberwolves - 12/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (9-14) at Minnesota Timberwolves (9-14)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSN
The Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Tuesday night at the Target Center.
The Denver Nuggets look to keep the ball rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 96.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 14.3 points and two assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing nine rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last nine road games. Darrell Arthur and Emmanuel Mudiay are questionable.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are desperate for a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 102.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 14.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.6 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost seven of their last 10 home games.
The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Minnesota.
The Nuggets are banged up, struggling offensively and now have to play a fresh, young Timberwolves team that's hungry for a victory. I'll lay the reasonable chalk here.