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Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

April 10, 2024

The Denver Nuggets will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night inside Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. The game will tip off at 10:00 p.m. This is a monster game for both teams, as they are tied for the top spot in the Northwest Standings with four games left in the season. This game could decide many things, including seeding in the Western Conference. 

Bookmaker has installed the Nuggets as a - 5.5 point favorite. 

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Nuggets (54-24) have the look of a team poised to make a run and repeat as champions. They have one of the most complete rosters in the entire league, and they have the talent and depth to back it up. Along with Minnesota on their heels, Oklahoma City is only a game back of both teams in the standings. 

Offensively, they are led by the face of the franchise and perennial MVP candidate in center Nikola Jokic. He has had another monster and brilliant season, entering this contest with an average of 26.4 points per game and a team-high 12.4 boards per contest. He can play both ends of the floor and is a terrific passer for a big man. 

The Nuggets love to push the ball up the floor, get out on the fast break, and score in bunches. That is one of the reasons they have everything lined up to make another run. They are a solid shooting team from the floor, and they connect close to 

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Timberwolves (54-24) have also enjoyed a great season; many believe they arrived early for the party. They have a great core of young players and some very good guard play. Anthony Edwards has been a dominant force this season, and he enters this game with a solid average of 25.9 points per game, along with just under six rebounds per contest.

Minnesota will also look to push the pace, and this game might be a high-scoring shootout between two very good teams. The Timberwolves enter this game scoring roughly 113 points per game. Defensively, the Timberwolves are going to have to put a body on Jokic, and at times, they might have to double-team him. 

They also need to win the battle on the boards and cut down the turnovers. Look for them to work the ball inside the lane and use the paint to get some easy buckets. They can keep this game close if they play smart basketball. 

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The Timberwolves are 3-2 in their last five games and 2-3 in their previous five games against the spread too. They are a solid 22-17 in their road games against the number, and the totals have gone over in three out of their last five games. The Nuggets are 3-2 in their previous five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the spread too. They are also 15-22 in their road games against the number. 

Pick: Denver Nuggets - 5.5