Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Ball Arena is the site where the Denver Nuggets (14-13) will try to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-15) on Wednesday.
The Timberwolves faced the Trail Blazers and took home the win by a score of 116-111 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Timberwolves finished with 22 while the Trail Blazers accounted for 19 fouls. They buried 18 of 48 shots from long range. Portland walked away from this one shooting 67.9% from the free throw line by burying 19 of their 28 attempts. Additionally, Portland collected 33 rebounds (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Portland totaled 45 assists and had 25 steals in this contest. In relation to the defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 45.7% from the field on 37 out of 81 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists for this game while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Timberwolves buried 26 of 32 shots for a rate of 81.3%. Minnesota finished the contest with a 44.7% field goal percentage (38 of 85) and buried 14 of their 36 3-point shots.
Anthony Edwards is someone who came through in the game. Edwards ended up going 53.8% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes played and also snagged 4 rebounds. He finished with 24 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Minnesota will play this contest with a mark of 12-15 for the campaign. They are turning it over 15.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 22.6 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Minnesota is grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 622 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 23rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Timberwolves are shooting 33.5% on three-point attempts (380 of 1,133) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.1 points per contest (15th in the NBA) while shooting 42.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Timberwolves have forced 17.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.7 fouls. They surrender 33.7% on 3-point attempts while they are 21st in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (109.4). The Timberwolves are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.9% (1,051 of 2,343) and they relinquish 47.6 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 21st in the league in giving up assists with 674 surrendered on the season.
In their last game, the Nuggets walked away with a victory by a final of 113-107 when they played the Wizards. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Denver allowed Washington to get 35 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 35.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 12 out of 34 and ended up going 13 out of 21 from the free throw line (61.9%). The Nuggets permitted the Wizards to bury 41 out of 90 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.6% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Nuggets shot 37 for 79 from the field which had them shooting 46.8%. In reference to 3-point shots, Denver knocked down 10 of 32 attempts (31.3%). They were able to bury 29 of those for a rate of 87.9%. The Wizards earned 10 fouls for the game which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 33 attempts. They turned it over 13 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Nuggets recorded 45 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 49 in this game.
Nikola Jokic ended up being a factor for the Nuggets for the contest. He buried 9 out of 14 for the matchup for a rate of 64.3%, and had 19 rebounds. Jokic recorded 28 points in his 31 minutes on the court and earned 9 dimes for the contest.
Denver has a win-loss record of 14-13 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Nuggets are hitting on 46.4% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the league. Denver has scored 2,857 points so far this season (105.8 per game) and they collect 42.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 25.2 times per contest (8th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.3 times per game. The Nuggets are committing 18.8 fouls per game and they shoot 77.0% from the free throw line.
The Denver defense gives up 33.9% on 3-point attempts (308 of 909) and their opponents are connecting on 74.1% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 24.4 dimes and 44.5 rebounds per game, ranking them 20th and 13th in basketball. The Nuggets on the defensive end are ranked 9th in the league in points allowed per game with 105.6. They have forced 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (26th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver
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