Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: 1/5/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 4, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-4) are 8.5-point underdogs as they attempt to break a four-game losing streak when they visit the Denver Nuggets (2-4) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Ball Arena. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET on ALT. The matchup has an over/under of 228.5 points.

Betting Information

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -8.5 -111 -125 228.5 -117 -111
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Head to Head

Denver holds a 9-1 record in the last 10 head-to-head games against Minnesota. The Timberwolves hold a 3-2 advantage against the spread when matched up with the Nuggets.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/3/2021 Nuggets Timberwolves -8.5 226 -376 295 Regular Season 124-109 DEN
2/23/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -14 221.5 -1497 900 Regular Season 128-116 DEN
1/20/2020 Timberwolves Timberwolves -3.5 221 -159 134 Regular Season 107-100 DEN
12/20/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -10.5 216.5 -635 473 Regular Season 109-100 DEN
11/10/2019 Nuggets Timberwolves -4 218.5 -167 138 Regular Season 100-98 DEN
4/10/2019 Nuggets Regular Season 99-95 DEN
3/12/2019 Nuggets Regular Season 133-107 DEN
2/2/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 107-106 DEN
11/21/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 103-101 DEN
4/11/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 112-106 MIN
  • 2/23/2020 DNP – Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell
  • 1/20/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap
  • 12/20/2019 DNP – Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 11/10/2019 DNP – Timberwolves: Jeff Teague
  • Nuggets Betting Information

    • Denver has struggled against the spread, going 2-4 on the year.
    • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Nuggets have fared well against the spread, putting up a 1-0 record.
    • In 5 of 6 (83.3%) contests this season, Denver and its opponents have hit the over.
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Timberwolves Betting Information

    • Minnesota has a losing record against the spread, going 2-4 ATS (covering only 33.3% of the time).
    • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this year — 2 of 6 (33.3%).
    Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Nuggets and their opponents have combined to put up more than 228.5 points in 483.3% of their outings this year (29 of six opportunities).
    • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score more than 228.5 points in two of six outings (33.3%) this year.
    • The Nuggets and the Timberwolves combine to average 6.3 less points per game than the over/under of 228.5 set for this matchup.
    • The Nuggets and the Timberwolves have seen their opponents average a combined 7.0 more points per game than the point total of 228.5 set for this outing.
    • The Nuggets’ average point total in outings this season is 232, 3.5 points higher than the total in this game.
    • The average point total for the Timberwolves this season is 2.8 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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    Nuggets Leaders

    • The Nuggets rebounds and assists leader is Nikola Jokic. He grabs 11.3 rebounds and racks up 12.8 assists per game.
    • Jamal Murray paces Denver with 24.0 points per game.
    • Murray makes 3.0 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
    • Jokic leads the team with 1.2 steals per game. PJ Dozier collects 0.8 blocks a game to pace Denver.

    Timberwolves Leaders

    • Malik Beasley outpaced his teammates on the Timberwolves scoring front by putting up 19.0 points per game. He adds 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season.
    • The Minnesota leaders in rebounds and assists are Jarrett Culver (6.3 rebounds per game) and Ricky Rubio (4.5 assists per game).
    • D’Angelo Russell leads the Timberwolves in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.8 made threes per game.
    • Minnesota’s Russell has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.3 per game and Naz Reid is first in blocks with 1.0 per game.
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