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Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Predictions, Odds

  • Jan. 5, 2021
  • By Michael Crosson

The stage might not be set for an epic matchup between heavyweight contenders, but Western Conference NBA action is back on Tuesday night with the Minnesota Timberwolves visiting the Denver Nuggets, and VI has you covered with another slate of Best Bets and Game Previews to help handicap all the action.

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Betting Odds - Timberwolves vs. Nuggets

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  • Spread: Nuggets -11
  • Money-Line: Denver -800, Minnesota +550
  • Total: 227

After a tough stretch of games to open the season, Denver comes into this game as a double-digit favorite for the first time this year, while the Timberwolves find themselves in a rather familiar situation – currently listed as double-digit ‘underdogs’ for the third time already this year.

Jamal Murray and the Nuggets seek a sweep of their home-and-home set with the Wolves. (AP)

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Current Form-Last Game

The Nuggets’ schedule has been brutal to start the season, already having to matchup with the Clippers, Rockets, Suns, and Kings twice in four of their first five contests.


Denver’s 2-4 SU record out of the gate is nonetheless still disappointing, considering Mike Malone’s team was just three wins short of reaching last year’s NBA Finals in the Orlando bubble.

Minnesota actually had a heartbeat to start this season, reigning victorious in contests against the Pistons (111-101) and Jazz (116-111) behind what was on pace to be a second consecutive solid performance from their All-Star Center, Karl-Anthony Towns (19 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5 assists).

Unfortunately for the T-Wolves though, Towns dislocated his wrist during Minnesota’s second victory of the season against the Jazz, and they haven’t managed to win a game since.

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Head-to-Head

  • Jan. 3, 2021 - Nuggets 124 at Wolves 109, Denver -8.5, Over 226
  • Feb. 23, 2020 - Nuggets 128 vs. Wolves 116, Minnesota +14.5, Over 222
  • Jan. 20, 2020 - Nuggets 107 at Wolves 100, Denver +4, Under 221
  • Dec. 20, 2019 - Nuggets 109 vs. Wolves 100, Minnesota +10, Over 215.5

The Timberwolves and Nuggets matched up this past Sunday in what resulted in a lopsided affair in favor of the Nuggets, as Jamal Murray (36 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 65% FG) had one of his sporadic regular season explosions in a 124-109 win.

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