Timberwolves vs. Nuggets - 1/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (12-23) at Minnesota Timberwolves (12-23)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -4 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT2, FSN
The Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves square off Wednesday at the Target Center.
The Denver Nuggets need a nice road win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.9 points and 5.9 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 16.5 points and 2.6 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing nine rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves could also use a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 99.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.4 points and 1.7 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost seven of their last 10 home games.
The Nuggets are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Timberwolves are 16-38-1 ATS in their last 55 home games and 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Nuggets are 16-5-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Minnesota and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
These two teams are hard to figure out, as neither can play consistent ball and seems to compete in the games you least expect. With that said, the Timberwolves are at home and the chalk isn't too crazy. I'll take Minny at home.