Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 10/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Center is where the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-1) will attempt to defeat the Denver Nuggets (2-2) on Saturday.
The Nuggets faced off with the Jazz and took a loss by a score of 122-110 in their last contest. Denver wrapped up the game with a 50.6% FG percentage (42 of 83) and buried 10 of 28 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nuggets knocked down 16 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 35 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 19 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Concerning defense, Denver let their opponent shoot 51.8% from the floor on 44 of 85 shooting. Utah doled out 41 assists and had 20 steals in this matchup. In addition, Utah collected 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Utah ended up going 75.9% when shooting free throws by burying 22 of 29 attempts. They made 12 out of their 39 attempts from three-point range.
Nikola Jokic is one player who played a role in the game. He ended up finishing with 24 points on 8 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 15 mins and totaled 6 rebounds. Jokic ended up shooting 88.9% from the field and dished out 6 assists.
Denver will take the court with a win-loss record of 2-2 so far this year. They are giving up possession 18.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 21.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Denver is pulling down 42.3 boards per game and has totaled 91 assists on the year, which is 26th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Nuggets are shooting 33.3% on 3-point shots (45 of 135) and 64.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 102.3 pts per game (25th in basketball) while shooting 48.8% from the field. Defensively, the Nuggets are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.8 fouls. The Nuggets defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.7% (158 of 338) and they relinquish 43.5 boards per game as a unit. They rank 8th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 93 relinquished so far this season. They give up 31.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 10th in the league in opponents points per game (103.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Timberwolves got the win with a final of 113-108 when they played the Bucks. The Timberwolves corralled 39 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 49 for this contest. They turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. The Bucks had 8 fouls in the game which got the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to make 14 of those for a clip of 82.4%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Minnesota made 13 of their 45 tries (28.9%). Overall, the Timberwolves finished shooting 43 for 91 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3%. The Timberwolves permitted the Bucks to make 39 out of their 95 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.1% for the game. They finished shooting 27.5% from 3-point land by shooting 14 of 51 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). In reference to rebounding, Minnesota allowed Milwaukee to get 30 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up being important for the Timberwolves for the game. He converted 9 out of 13 in this contest giving him a rate of 69.2%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. Towns earned 25 points in his 38 minutes on the court and tallied 5 assists in the matchup.
Minnesota has a record of 3-1 so far this year. Minnesota has accounted for 431 points for the season (107.8 per game) and they pull down 45.8 rebounds per game. The Timberwolves have committed 21.5 fouls per contest and they hit 76.5% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Timberwolves are shooting 42.6% from the field, which has them ranked 25th in basketball. They are getting an assist 24.3 times per game (13th in the league) and they turn the ball over 16.5 times per contest. The Timberwolves are ranked 5th in the league in points per game surrendered with 102.5. They are forcing 20.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (3rd in the league). The Minnesota defense gives up 28.6% from downtown (44 of 154) and their opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 19.3 assists and 51.3 boards every game, which is ranked 2nd and 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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