Denver Nuggets (10-7) at Minnesota Timberwolves (7-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -2 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Arena.
The Denver Nuggets need a feel good win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 17.8 points and 10 rebounds while Gary Harris is averaging 17.2 points and 3.1 assists. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost three straight road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves also need a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 1109.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 19.9 points and 12.2 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.9 points and 4.7 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won five of their last six home games.
The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 20-6-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Minnesota and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 8-1 in Timberwolves last 9 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Nuggets last 7 road games.
It's hard to turn down the Denver Nuggets and the free bucket, as I think they're the better team when it's all said and done. The problem is the Nuggets aren't playing well right now. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing just 42.4 percent shooting and 106 points in their last five games, numbers that are lightyears better than their season numbers, which is weird considering they traded away their best defender. The Timberwolves have also won five of the last six meetings against the Nuggets. So, I'll take the Timberwolves at home and the small chalk.