Date/Time: 03-12-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -10.5
Two Western Conference squads coming off opposite outcomes in their latest matchups are clashing tonight, when the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are making a playoff push having lost only once in their last 4 games, are visiting the Denver Nuggets, who are still fighting for the top spot but want to return to the winning ways after their latest loss.
Minnesota are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 24.5 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 12.3 per game, while Derrick Rose follows with 18 ppg, adding 4.3 assists per game. Andrew Wiggins adds 17.6 ppg and 4.8 rebounds per game. Nuggets are 43-22 so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Western conference. They are 1-3 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Golden State on the road, 105-122.
Top Basketball BookmakersWolves are 32-35 so far in the league and are are sitting on the tenth place of the Western Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against New York at home, 103-92. Denver are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 20.4 ppg. He also leads the team both in rebounding with 10.8 and in assists made with 7.6 per game, while Jamal Murray follows with 18.2 ppg, adding 4.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Gary Harris adds 13.7 ppg.
Denver lead Minnesota 2-0 wins so far this season, winning both road games with a 106-107 and a 101-103 score. Denver are 27-6 at home, while Minnesota are 9-25 on the road. Minnesota have a better offense with 113 ppg to Denver’s 112, while Denver have a better defense, allowing 107.3 ppg to Minnesota’s 113.1. Denver have a better accuracy both from the field (46.7% to 45.6%) and from behind the arc (35.5% to 35.1%). Minnesota on the other hand commit fewer turnovers (12.6 to 13.1), while Denver grab more rebounds (46.9 to 45.3) and dish more assists per game (27.6 to 24.5). Denver are superior and very good at home so expect them to have an easy night and win by more than 11 points.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Denver Nuggets -10.5 (-107)