Timberwolves at Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/18/23

Denver Nuggets (31-13) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (22-23)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 23.9 points and 6 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets Preview

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 117 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 48 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.7 points and 10.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.6 points and 4 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Timberwolves are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Timberwolves last 13 overall. The over is 5-0 in Nuggets last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Timberwolves are 23-6 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Denver and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves have the rest advantage, but they're just not a team I trust against quality teams. The Denver Nuggets are also one of the better home teams in the league, where they win by an average of 11.1 points and shoot 51.2 percent from the field. Thick line, but I don't like the Timberwolves in these spots. Give me the Nuggets.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -8.5

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