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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Denver this evening to take on the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets. Both teams are 55-24 at the top of the Western Conference.

A win for either team gives them the advantage for the top seed heading into the playoffs, although each team will have two games remaining after this one.

Read below to see our experts’ picks and predictions for this game.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets betting picks and predictions

Minnesota Timberwolves +6.0 (-110)

Minnesota has taken two-of-three from Denver so far this season, including a 111-98 victory in the Mile High City less than two weeks ago after splitting two games in Minnesota earlier in the season.

The T-Wolves have won eight-of-10 coming in and sport one of the best away records in the league at 26-14. That includes 10 wins in the last 13 games away from the Target Center.

The Timberwolves are also posting strong numbers against the spread recently. They are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games against the Nuggets. 

Meanwhile, Denver has won eight-of-11 and is a Western Conference-best 32-8 at home. They have won three straight at the Ball Arena since that loss to Minnesota at the end of March. 

Despite the six-point spread, this clash of Western Conference leaders feels closely matched. With the Nuggets having the slight advantage at home, take them to win but the Timberwolves to cover that spread. 

Nikola Jokic Over 27.5 points (-115)

Having led the Nuggets in scoring in seven of the last eight games, Jokic is making a push for his third Michael Jordan Trophy as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in the last four years. 

Jokic has also led the team in rebounding in each of the last eight games, and assists in six of those contests.

More importantly, he has come to play against the Timberwolves this season, leading Denver in scoring and rebounding in all three games. He is averaging more than 30 points and 12 rebounds in those three contests, and he will be fired up to put the T-Wolves in the Nuggets’ rear-view mirror after this matchup. 

Jokic is averaging more than 30 points a game in the Nuggets’ last 10 contests and he will not slow down with this marquee matchup on the docket tonight. Look for Jokic to score more than 27.5 points tonight. 

Anthony Edwards Under 26.5 points (-115)

Anthony Edwards has also shown up in the three previous contests versus the Nuggets, leading the T-Wolves in scoring each time and averaging more than 26 points a contest. He is willing the team to the playoffs for the third straight season and is looking to lead Minnesota past the first round for the first time in 20 years. 

The fourth-year guard out of Georgia leads the Timberwolves in scoring with 26.3 points a game. He is averaging 24 over the team’s last 10 games. He did score 51 points in Minnesota’s last outing, but that was against the lowly Washington Wizards.

The pick here is for Edwards to have another dynamic all-around performance, but look for Rudy Gobert, Naz Reid, Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker to also step up their games and Edwards to fall just short of 26.5 points in this contest.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets odds

Minnesota Timberwolves

+190

Denver Nuggets

-230

Spread

DEN Nuggets -6

Total Points

O/U 212.5

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets player props

Player Points

Anthony Edwards (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 26.5

Rudy Gobert (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 13.5

Mike Conley (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 10.5

Nikola Jokic (DEN Nuggets)

O/U 27.5

Aaron Gordon (DEN Nuggets)

O/U 13.5

Kentavious Cadwell-Pope (DEN Nuggets)

O/U 10.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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