Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves - 10/30/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (3-1) vs Denver Nuggets (3-2)
Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center. The Denver Nuggets look for a win to build on their 3-2 record. The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a statement win to build on their 3-1 record.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.8 points and 13.5 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 120.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 28 points and four assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 25.3 points and 3.5 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Beverley is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Timberwolves are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 9-23 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 overall. The Nuggets are 22-4-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Minnesota.
The Denver Nuggets in the underdog role is very attractive, and you could argue they're the better team here. However, the Nuggets are on the end of a back to back, and they're running into a team I've been high on dating back to the preseason. I mentioned many times the Minnesota Timberwolves would be a team to watch this season, and they're off to a fabulous start, especially on defense. The Timberwolves are a playoff caliber team and this is a game that can turn some heads. I'll lay the bucket.
Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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