Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: 1/3/2021 Betting Trends, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 3, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-3) are 8.5-point underdogs as they try to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Denver Nuggets (1-4) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Target Center. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS-N. The matchup has an over/under set at 230 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 -110 -110 230 -115 -105
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Head to Head

Denver has come out on top in nine of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Minnesota. The Timberwolves have a 3-1 edge against the spread when taking on the Nuggets.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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
4/5/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 100-96 DEN
  • 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 1-4 on the year.
    • In 4 of 5 (80%) contests this season, Denver and its opponents have hit the total.
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Timberwolves Betting Information

    • Minnesota has a losing record against the spread, going 2-3 ATS (covering just 40% of the time).
    • Minnesota has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 20% of matchups this year (1 out of 5 opportunities).
    Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Nuggets and their opponents have combined for 230 points — this matchup’s point total — in 26 of five games (520%) this season.
    • Minnesota has played in one games this season (out of five total matchups — 20% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 230 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 10 less points per game (220) than this matchup’s over/under of 230 points.
    • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 236 points per game, six more than the point total in this matchup.
    • The average point total in Nuggets games this year is 1.8 more points than the total of 230 in this matchup.
    • The average point total for the Timberwolves this season is 5.8 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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    Nuggets Leaders

    • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (23.0 points per game), rebounding (11.2 per game) and assisting (13.0 per game).
    • Paul Millsap is the top three-point shooter for the Nuggets, knocking down 1.4 per game.
    • Denver’s steals leader is Jokic, who grabs 1.4 per game. PJ Dozier leads the team averaging 1.0 block an outing.

    Timberwolves Leaders

    • The Timberwolves leader in scoring is Malik Beasley with 17.8 points per game. He also adds 4.4 rebounds per game and 0.8 assists per game.
    • Jarrett Culver (6.4 rebounds per game) and Ricky Rubio (4.6 assists per game) are the Minnesota leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • D’Angelo Russell makes more threes per game than any other member of the Timberwolves, averaging 2.6 treys per game.
    • Minnesota’s Rubio has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Naz Reid is first in blocks with 1.0 per game.
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