Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets - 12/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (14-13) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (12-15)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning five of their last eight games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24 points and 3.3 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 21.4 points and 3.7 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 105.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.5 points and 13.5 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The over is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 overall. The over is 13-3 in Nuggets last 16 overall. The Timberwolves are 21-6 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Denver.
The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't playing good ball right now, as they've lost five of their last six games, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 12 points. However, the Denver Nuggets remain the most banged up team in the league, and their results have been spotty because of it. Despite being let down a lot, I'm still a believer in these Timberwolves and believe they can get it together this season to make a run for a potential playoff spot. I still see value in Minnesota in the underdog role. Give me the points.
Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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