Nuggets vs Timberwolves 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -3
Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-27, 5th in the Northwest Division) play the Denver Nuggets (29-12, 1st in the Northwest Division) at Target Center on Monday, January 20, 2020. The spread on this game has Minnesota as 3 point favorites. The over/under opens at 217.5.
The Nuggets are covering 46.0% of the time, having gone 17-20-4 ATS. Minnesota covers the spread 42.5% of the time, going 17-23-2 against the spread.
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/18/20 SG Gary Harris Abdominal is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Indiana
01/18/20 PF Paul Millsap Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Indiana
01/16/20 SG Jamal Murray Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/18/20 SF Jake Layman Toe is questionable Monday vs Denver
Nikola Jokic averages 19.2 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 9.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Will Barton comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 25.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 11.2 rebounds per game and dishes 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Andrew Wiggins scores 22.6 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 105.5 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Denver averages 109.5 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 114.7 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 48.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest. Minnesota is 15th in the NBA with 111.4 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 22.8. The Timberwolves are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Nuggets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Denver is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Minnesota is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver +3 and over 217.5 total points
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