Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (1-2) at Minnesota Timberwolves (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -4 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves clash Thursday night in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a big road victory that would get them back to a .500 record and snap a skid of back-to-back losses. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 18 points and five rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16 points and 1.7 assists. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 3.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 25.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 55 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look to remain unbeaten at home and also get back to a .500 record early this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 105.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 23.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while Zach LaVine is averaging 23.7 points and 2.3 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six home games.
The Nuggets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nuggets are 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Minnesota and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to show early signs of growing up, and a blowout victory over the Memphis Grizzlies was impressive. Minnesota's two losses this season came by a combined seven points. The Nuggets have also a couple of close losses that have been decided by a combined five points. This should be a good game between two teams better than the public gives them credit for, but the Timberwolves are closer to turning the corner and will be tough to beat at home with so much firepower at both ends.
Minnesota and the small chalk is a solid play here.