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Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 1/5/2021

Denver is a double-digit favorite against Minnesota when Jamal Murray's Nuggets (2-4) and Malik Beasley's Timberwolves (2-4) meet on January 5, 2021. The line has the Nuggets favored by 10.5 points. The game's over/under is 226.

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Time: 9:00 PM EST
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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Data

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -10.5 -110 -110 226 -110 -110

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has failed to beat the spread more often than not this year, going 2-3.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 83.3% of games (5 out of 6 matchups).

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Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Minnesota has a sub-.500 record against the spread this season: 2-3.
  • Minnesota hit the over in 100% of its games (6 of 6 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this year have gone over the point total for Tuesday's matchup over/under (226 points) in 583.3% of opportunities (35 out of six matchups).
  • In Minnesota's games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Tuesday's matchup point total in three out of six matchups (50%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 222.2 points per game, 3.8 points fewer than the over/under of 226 for this contest.
  • The 235.5 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 9.5 more than the 226 over/under in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Nuggets games is 232 points, six more than the over/under of 226 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 0.3 points more than the average over/under in Timberwolves' games this season (225.7 points).

Previous Matchups

Denver has a 9-1 record against Minnesota over the last 10 matchups, while the Timberwolves have a better against the spread record, 3-2, than the Nuggets in those contests between the two teams.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/3/2021 Nuggets Timberwolves -8.5 226 -376 295 Regular Season 124-109 DEN
2/23/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -14 221.5 -1497 900 Regular Season 128-116 DEN
1/20/2020 Timberwolves Timberwolves -3.5 221 -159 134 Regular Season 107-100 DEN
12/20/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -10.5 216.5 -635 473 Regular Season 109-100 DEN
11/10/2019 Nuggets Timberwolves -4 218.5 -167 138 Regular Season 100-98 DEN
4/10/2019 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 99-95 DEN
3/12/2019 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 133-107 DEN
2/2/2019 - Timberwolves - - - - Regular Season 107-106 DEN
11/21/2018 - Timberwolves - - - - Regular Season 103-101 DEN
4/11/2018 - Timberwolves - - - - Regular Season 112-106 MIN
  • 2/23/2020 DNP -

    Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell

  • 1/20/2020 DNP - Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap
  • 12/20/2019 DNP -

    Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns

  • 11/10/2019 DNP -

    Timberwolves: Jeff Teague

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    Nuggets Players to Watch

    • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in rebounds and assists. Jokic averages 22.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 12.8 assists per game.
    • Denver's leading scorer is Murray, who drops 24.0 points a game in addition to his 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists.
    • The Nuggets get the most three-point shooting production out of Murray, who makes 3.0 threes per game.
    • Jokic and PJ Dozier lead Denver on the defensive end, with Jokic leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Dozier in blocks averaging 0.8 per contest.

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    Timberwolves Players to Watch

    • Beasley scores 19.0 points per game and is the top scorer for the Timberwolves.
    • Jarrett Culver puts up a stat line of 6.3 rebounds, 9.3 points and 0.3 assists per game for Minnesota to take the top rebound spot on the team. Ricky Rubio has the top spot for assists with 4.5 per game, adding 7.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per outing.
    • D'Angelo Russell is reliable from three-point range and leads the Timberwolves with 2.8 made threes per game.
    • Minnesota's leader in steals is Russell (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Naz Reid (1.0 per game).

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    Injury Report

    Nuggets:

    Greg Whittington: Day To Day (Left Knee),

    Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

    Timberwolves:

    Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Left wrist),

    Jaylen Nowell: Day To Day (Left Calf),

    Josh Okogie: Out (Hamstring)

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