Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Tips 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 35-15. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.7 as they average 111.5 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 25-26. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.5 points per contest and give up 111.3, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 27-23-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 25-25-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-25-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-25-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
01/31/19 G Gary Harris Groin is questionable Friday vs Houston
01/31/19 G Jamal Murray Ankle is downgraded to out Friday vs Houston
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/31/19 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Denver
01/31/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is questionable Saturday vs Denver
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Nikola Jokic averages 20.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.7 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 18.0 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 27.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 17th in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Timberwolves are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Timberwolves surrender 111.3 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Nuggets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 10th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Denver is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Timberwolves are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +1
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