Nuggets vs Timberwolves Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/7/23
Minnesota Timberwolves (29-27) vs. Denver Nuggets (37-17)
February 7, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Denver Nuggets -8.5; Over/Under: +237
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The Denver Nuggets play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Ball Arena on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been in great form as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after dismantling the Nuggets in a 128-98 home win on Sunday. Anthony Edwards led the team with 20 points, D’Angelo Russell added 18 points with 10 assists on six of nine shooting while Rudy Gobert chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds on seven of eight shooting. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 55 percent from the field and 10 of 27 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Nuggets from the start with 63 points in the first half and they just never took their foot off the gas to finish with one of their most dominant wins of the season.
Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been in decent shape as they’ve won four of their last seven games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after having their three-game win streak halted by the Timberwolves on Sunday. Michael Porter Jr. led the team with 22 points, Christian Braun added 19 points on seven of 10 shooting while Bruce Brown chipped in with 16 points and seven assists. As a team, the Nuggets shot 47 percent from the field and six of 25 from the 3-point line as they struggled to find their offense and were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing the Timberwolves to catch fire early. To be fair, the Nuggets were severely shorthanded as they were without Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic.
Looking at the betting trends, the Timberwolves are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record, 6-0 ATS in their last six games against a team above .600 and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall, the Timberwolves are 24-6 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Denver and the Timberwolves are 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Timberwolves could be shorthanded again as Austin Rivers is still suspended while Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson are both questionable, while the Nuggets are expecting to have Jokic, Murray and Gordon back in the lineup after they sat out on Sunday. The Timberwolves had it all their way in their big win on Sunday, but it’s always tough to beat the same team twice in a row and I think we’re going to see the Nuggets bounce back here.