Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 5/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Center is the venue where and the Minnesota Timberwolves (22-47) will take on the Denver Nuggets (45-24) on Thursday.
The Denver Nuggets played the Charlotte Hornets and notched a win by a score of 117-112 in their last contest. Denver finished the contest having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (41 of 83) and converted 13 out of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Nuggets converted 22 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 84.6%. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 26 assists for the game as well as forcing 17 turnovers and having 12 steals. Concerning defense, Denver let their opponent shoot 46.2% from the floor on 42 of 91 shooting. Charlotte doled out 30 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Charlotte snagged 49 rebounds (15 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Charlotte finished shooting 85.0% at the free throw line by making 17 of 20 shots. They also made 11 out of their 39 shots from 3-point range.
Michael Porter Jr. is one player who played a role for the game. He ended up walking away with 30 points on 12 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 34:54 minutes played and also snagged 6 boards. Porter walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Nuggets was Nikola Jokic. He snagged 11 rebounds in his 32:57 min on the basketball court. He finished shooting 43.8% from the field in the game by going 7-of-16 (30 points). Overall, Jokic earned 6 assists.
Denver will enter this matchup with a record of 45-24 so far this year. They are averaging 115.2 pts per contest (6th in the league) while shooting 48.6% from the field. The Nuggets are shooting 37.8% on shots from 3-point land (892 of 2,357) and 80.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Denver is collecting 44.4 boards per game and has accumulated 1,854 assists so far this year, which ranks 5th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.6 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.0 fouls every game. On defense, the Nuggets are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. The Nuggets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.9% (975 of 1,333) and they relinquish 41.0 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 27th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,799 surrendered for the year. They surrender 36.5% on shots from distance and they are 9th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (110.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Minnesota Timberwolves got the victory with a final of 119-100 against the Detroit Pistons. The Timberwolves pulled down 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 for the matchup. They also coughed it up 15 times, while getting 16 steals in the matchup. The Pistons were called for 23 personal fouls in this contest which got the Timberwolves to the free throw line for 21 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a rate of 71.4%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Minnesota made 14 out of 48 attempts (29.2%). Overall, the Timberwolves shot 45 out of 98 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.9%. The Timberwolves permitted the Pistons to convert 35 out of their 75 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.7% in this matchup. They shot 43.5% from three-point range by connecting on 10 of 23 and ended up going 20 of 26 from the free throw line (76.9%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Minnesota permitted Detroit to get 46 overall (6 offensive).
Karl-Anthony Towns was important for the Timberwolves in the game. He made 10 out of 19 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 52.6%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Towns totaled 28 points in his 33:55 minutes of playing time and had 5 assists for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Minnesota was Anthony Edwards. He walked away with 2 assists in 34:05 minutes on the court, and he put in 7 of 16 from the floor. Edwards ended the game having shot 43.8% from the field as well as notching 22 points and 2 total rebounds.
Minnesota has a win-loss mark of 22-47 this season. Minnesota has earned 7,726 pts so far this year (112.0 per contest) and they grab 43.5 rebounds per game. The Timberwolves have committed 21.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 76.4% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Timberwolves are shooting 44.7% from the field, which is ranked 27th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 25.6 times per contest (11th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. The Timberwolves on defense are ranked 29th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 117.6. They are able to force 15.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.2% from the field (28th in the league). The Minnesota defense concedes 39.2% on shots from distance (899 of 2,296) and their opposition makes 78.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 26.7 assists and 45.8 rebounds per game, ranking them 29th and 23rd in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota
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