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Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/13/2021

Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (45-24) will look to fend off Karl-Anthony Towns' Minnesota Timberwolves (22-47) on May 13, 2021. The Nuggets are a 2.5-point favorite. The matchup features a point total of 230.

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Time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: ALT

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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 -2.5 -110 -110 230 -110 -110

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has failed to beat the spread more often than not this season, going 32-37.
  • The Nuggets have gone 25-25 against the spread when playing as at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 55.1% of games (38 out of 69 matchups).

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Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Minnesota is under .500: 32-34-2.
  • The Timberwolves are 5-3 against the spread this season when they're at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • Minnesota has hit the over in 36 of 68 games this season (52.9%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday's matchup over/under (230 points) in 26 out of 69 opportunities (37.7% of matchups).
  • 35 Minnesota games this year (50.7% of its matchups) ended with a final total higher than Thursday's over/under of 230 points.
  • The point total for the contest of 230 is 2.8 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Nuggets (115.2 points per game) and the Timberwolves (112 points per game).
  • This game's point total is 2.2 fewer points than the 227.8 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Nuggets games is 225.4 points, 4.6 fewer than the over/under of 230 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 0.4 points more than the average over/under in Timberwolves' games this season (229.6 points).

Previous Matchups

Denver has won all of its last 10 games against Minnesota, going 10-0, while the Timberwolves have a better against the spread record, 4-2, 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
1/5/2021 Nuggets Nuggets -10.5 226.5 -660 458 Regular Season 123-116 DEN
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
  • 1/5/2021 DNP - Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.;

    Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns

  • 1/3/2021 DNP - Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.;

    Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns

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    Nuggets Players to Watch

    • Jokic leads the Nuggets in points, rebounds and assists, scoring 26.5 points, pulling down 10.8 boards and distributing 8.4 assists per game.
    • Michael Porter Jr. makes more threes per game than any other member of the Nuggets, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per contest.
    • Jokic and JaVale McGee lead Denver on the defensive end, with Jokic leading the team in steals averaging 1.3 per game and McGee in blocks averaging 1.1 per contest.

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    Timberwolves Players to Watch

    • Towns records 24.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
    • Minnesota's assist leader is Ricky Rubio with 6.4 per game. He also records 8.8 points per game and tacks on 3.2 rebounds per game.
    • Malik Beasley is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Timberwolves, hitting 3.5 threes per game.
    • Minnesota's leader in steals is Rubio (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Towns (1.2 per game).

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    Injury Report

    Nuggets:

    Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Rest),

    Monte Morris: Out (Injury management),

    Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),

    Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),

    PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

    Timberwolves:

    Jarrett Culver: Out For Season (Ankle),

    Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

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