The 21-37 Minnesota Timberwolves will travel to play the 41-22 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Denver is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this game has the home team Denver Nuggets favored by -13 points with an over under line of 210 ½ points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The teams have met three times this season with the Timberwolves winning two of the three games. Denver covered the spread in two of the three contests.
Minnesota is 7-22 on the road this season. They break a six game losing streak on Wednesday in an 87-82 home victory against the Washington Wizards as a +2 point underdog. The game finished under 188 points. The Timberwolves shot just 40.8% from the floor and 4 of 14 from the three point line. They allowed Washington 44.6% shooting and win because the Wizards committed 24 turnovers. Derrick Williams had 16 points and 8 rebounds in the win for Minnesota. The Timberwolves have been ravaged by injuries to Kevin Love and Chase Budinger. They will also be without Nikola Pekovic due to an abdominal injury for Saturday. With their offensive stars on the shelf the team is 28th in field goal shooting and 30th and last in the NBA with their three point shots.
At home Denver is 27-3 straight up on the year. The Nuggets win their seventh straight following a 107-92 home win against the LA Clippers on Thursday night as a -4 point betting favorite. The game fell under 214 points. The Nuggets were in another ideal situation playing at home with rest against a road team on a back to back in altitude. They blew it open in the second half by outscoring the Clippers 58-43. Denver shoots 55.8% from the floor and made 11 of 23 from three point distance. The Nuggets held the Clippers to 42.4% from the floor. Point guard Ty Lawson had 21 points and 11 rebounds on 9 of 15 shooting. Denver takes full advantage of playing in high altitude. They create a fast pace as the team averages 108.7 points and 48.4% shooting on their home court.