Nuggets at Timberwolves Prediction - NBA Picks 2/5/23

Minnesota Timberwolves (28-27) vs Denver Nuggets (36-16)

Game Info: Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 117 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.1 points and 11.1 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.2 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.8 points and 6.1 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 11.6 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Trends

The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 overall. The Nuggets are 23-6-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Minnesota and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Denver Nuggets are on the end of a back to back and dealing with a million injuries, but I'm not sure if it matters. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to be hit or miss and aren't a team I trust against good competition. Also, the Timberwolves are still without KAT, dealing with a banged up Gobert and just watched a key rotation player in Austin Rivers get suspended. I'd need more than a bucket to consider the Timberwolves. Give me the Nuggets.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -1.5

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