BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Timberwolves +4 (-110)
- Timberwolves vs Nuggets Over/Under: 236 points
The Timberwolves (42-34-1 ATS) are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games this season and 9-2 SU in their last 11 matches against an opponent in the Western Conference. The total has gone UNDER in eight of Minnesota’s last 12 outings, even as the Timberwolves are 9-0 SU in their last nine contests against an opponent in the Northwest Division.
The Nuggets (35-42 ATS) are 14-6 SU in their last 20 matches this season but are 1-6 ATS in their last seven outings at home. Denver is on a three-game winning streak after taking down the Indiana Pacers, 125-118, on Wednesday to close in with Golden State (48-29) for the fourth seed in the West.
Minnesota is out to bounce back from back-to-back losses, including a 102-125 setback to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday that stalled its bid to unseat the Utah Jazz (45-31) from the No.6 seed and an outright playoff berth. The Timberwolves will be led by All-Star forward Karl Anthony Towns, who averages 24.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, along with rookie Anthony Edwards (21.0 ppg) and D’Angelo Russell (18.0 ppg, 7 apg).
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 119 Denver Nuggets – 114 Minnesota Timberwolves
- Over/Under — OVER 236 points
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