Timberwolves vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 4/19/23

Denver Nuggets (54-29) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (43-42)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday in Game 2 of the NBA West First Round Playoffs at the Ball Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 80 points on 37 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 18 points and 2 rebounds, while Jaylen Nowell is averaging 12 points and 2 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 1 rebound. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 56.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 41 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 37 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 24 points and 8 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer and Bruce Brown is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game.

The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 2 days rest. The Nuggets are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The under is 12-2 in Nuggets last 14 overall. The Timberwolves are 24-8 ATS in the last 32 meetings in Denver and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

I don't want to overreact after one game, but the Minnesota Timberwolves looked terrible in game 1 and it was so bad that I'm not excited to look their way in the second contest. The Denver Nuggets didn't even get a great Jokic game and won comfortably. That's bad news for the Timberwolves. The Nuggets win at home by an average of 10.2 points while shooting 51.2 percent from the field. The line is reasonable. Give me the Nuggets in another comfortable win.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -8

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