On Wednesday, the Denver Nuggets (1-0) will be playing the Minnesota Timberwolves (0-1) at the Ball Arena. This is the second match of their first-round series. The Denver Nuggets dominated the series opener, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 109-80. The Denver Nuggets are looking for another home victory, but the Minnesota Timberwolves are determined to even the score. A win for the visitors would give them a boost before heading back to their arena.
Form Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets are on the prowl for a third straight win. Their 109-80 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves was their second in succession, leaving them 5-5 in their last 10 games. This season at the Ball Arena, they’ve gone 35-7.
On average, the Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.7 points in the NBA this season and 119.1 points when playing at the Ball Arena. The Denver Nuggets defense ranks around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league, limiting opponents to 112.1 points per game.
The Denver Nuggets have the ambition to reach the Western Conference Finals. They have 54 victories in 83 contests, and they are eager to show the strength of their team and take on their opponents.
The only reported injury concern for the Denver Nuggets is Collin Gillespie.
Form Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves are feeling the heat after a 109-80 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Adding salt to their wounds, the team is also facing the challenge of breaking a two-game losing streak on the road.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have scored an average of 115.2 points during 85 NBA games, putting them in the middle tier among all teams. The Minnesota Timberwolves defense has struggled to shut out opponents, allowing 115.4 points per game on average and 116.2 points on the road.
Despite not being the favorites for the title, the Minnesota Timberwolves have had an impressive season on the court. They’ve registered 43 wins out of 85 matches played. The talented players in their squad make them a dangerous team to face.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without both Naz Reid and Jaden McDaniels for their latest game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets had quite the rivalry during the regular season. They went back and forth with two wins each. At the Ball Arena, the Denver Nuggets exploited their home-court advantage to take the first game of the playoff series. They defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-80 to snatch a one-game lead.
The Denver Nuggets tallied 110.9 points on average per game from their ten most recent showdowns against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The latter managed an average of 112.8 points in comparison.
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- Moneyline (ML): Minnesota Timberwolves (+280) | Denver Nuggets (-361)
- Against the spread (ATS): Minnesota Timberwolves +8.5 (-110) | Denver Nuggets -8.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 223.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Denver Nuggets to win (1.28) on the moneyline.
The Denver Nuggets come into Wednesday’s matchup with an impressive two-game winning streak. When they play at Ball Arena, they usually shine, with seven of their last ten home games resulting in a victory. The odds of -361 imply a 78% chance of them continuing their success at home. It’s difficult to disagree with the Minnesota Timberwolves being given +280 odds to win this game. Lately, they have had a struggle away from home, losing their last two road games, and fell to a 109-80 defeat to the Denver Nuggets in their previous outing.
The Denver Nuggets have won four of their last five home matches and their -361 make them a good pick against an Minnesota Timberwolves team that has lost three of their last five away outings.
Against the Spread
Bet on the Denver Nuggets -8.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Denver Nuggets are the clear favorites to win. The oddsmakers have installed them as the 8.5-point favorites against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Denver Nuggets won three of their last five home encounters in this series, averaging a 22.3-point differential in their favor.
The Denver Nuggets have covered across three successive home games. At the Ball Arena, they hold a 26-15-1 ATS record. The last ten home contests saw the Denver Nuggets cover five times. They scored 111.0 points per game and gave up 105.8 points on average.
In five of the last six games, the Minnesota Timberwolves covered the spread. Their record is 41-43-1 ATS for the season. In the last ten road matches, the Minnesota Timberwolves failed to cover on four occasions. They held their opponents’ scoring to 116.3 points on average and scored 110.8 points per game.
Total over 223.5 (1.91) is how we’d bet.
The past ten games between the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t disappoint. The total averaged 223.7 points in these encounters, including 236.8 points in the last five at the Ball Arena.
The Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves accumulated more points than the 223.5 line set in seven of their last ten matches. Betting Over on the Total option this Wednesday brings odds of -110.
The Denver Nuggets are 37-43 O/U this season. Their last two games finished under the total. At the Ball Arena, the Denver Nuggets saw an average of 207.4 points in their last five matchups home games. The total had gone under five times.
The Minnesota Timberwolves went under the total in their last two road games. Their away record is 21-21 O/U. The last five Minnesota Timberwolves road games went under on four occasions, averaging 219.4 points. The Under is 2-8 in the past 10 matches overall.