Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Target Center)
Timberwolves -2.5 O/U 218.5
The Denver Nuggets travel to the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in a battle of Western Conference opponents. The Nuggets come in having won their last three games, the most recent win over the Golden State Warriors winning 134-131 in overtime to improve their record to 29-13 on the season. The Timberwolves come in having lost their last three games, the most recent dropping by double digits to the Toronto Raptors to drop their record to 15-27.
The Nuggets come in averaging 111.5 points per game to rank 9th in the NBA in scoring offense. The Nuggets are led by Nikola Jokic who averages team-highs in points, rebounds and assists with 19.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists per contest. Jokic shoots 51% from the field and 80.3% from the free-throw line. Jamal Murray leads the backcourt with 17.6 points while adding 4.6 assists per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolvesscore 111.4 points per game which rank 15th in the NBA. Leading the Timberwolves is all-star Karl Anthony-Towns who 25.9 points per game and 11.2 rebounds. Towns also contribute 4.3 assists per game which trails behind Jeff Teague who leads the team with 6.1 per game. Teague adds 13.2 points per game which ranks 3rd on the team. When Towns is out, the Timberwolves look to Andrew Wiggins to score who comes in averaging 22.6 points per game and adds 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
The Nuggets rank 29th in the NBA in pace and allow 107.4 points per game to rank them 10th in the NBA while the Timberwolves are one of the worst defenses in the NBA this season, allowing 114.7 points per game to rank 25th in the NBA in scoring defense.
The Timberwolves are one of the worst teams ATS this season with a 17-23-2 record and covering just once in their last five games. The Nuggets have struggled this season as well with a 18-20-3 record. The Timberwolves solid offense will push them to a win at home versus the Nuggets. Final score prediction, the Timberwolves win and cover the spread.