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Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets
Date & Time Tuesday March 12, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Denver Nuggets -10.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
TNT, FSN
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NBA | Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.5 points and 12.3 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18 points and 4.3 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 8.2 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost their last five road games.

The Denver Nuggets could also use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 112 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.4 points and 10.8 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.2 points and 4.9 assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four of their last six home games.

The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Northwest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Timberwolves are 17-5 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Denver and the road team is 39-12-1 ATS in the last 52 meetings. The under is 10-1 in Nuggets last 11 overall. The over is 28-10 in Timberwolves last 38 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to not care about defense and there's now a chance they could be without their top two players due to injury in Towns and Wiggins. The Denver Nuggets are winning home games by an average of 11 points and are outscoring teams by an average of 21.2 points when a double-digit favorite. The Nuggets are also 22-11 ATS at home this season and 7-2 ATS as a double-digit favorite overall. There's a lot of signs pointing to this being a comfortable win for the Nuggets at home, especially if Towns and Wiggins can't go for Minnesota.

Pick:
Denver Nuggets -10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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