Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 4/11/2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 46-35. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 46-35. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.5 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 37-41-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 41-39-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 36-42-3 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 44-36-1 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
04/10/18 F Taj Gibson Neck is questionable Wednesday vs Denver
Paul Millsap comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Nikola Jokic averages 18.2 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest for Denver. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Karl-Anthony Towns has scored 21.2 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 12.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 110 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.57 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.5 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 7th in the NBA with 109.5 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.19. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22.7. The Timberwolves are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Timberwolves give up 107.3 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Denver is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Minnesota is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Timberwolves are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +4
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