Nuggets vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 3, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-3) are underdogs as they look to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Denver Nuggets (1-4) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Target Center. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS-N. The over/under is in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of January 2, 2021, 4:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Props

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Injury Report as of January 3

Greg Whittington: Out (Left Knee),
Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Left wrist),
Jaylen Nowell: Out (Left Calf),
Josh Okogie: Out (Hamstring)

Nuggets and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Denver is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 1-4
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 5 of 5 games this season (100%).
  • So far this season, Minnesota has an even 2-2 record ATS.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have regularly covered the over/under this season, doing so in 100% (5) of its five games played.

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Head to Head

In the last matchup between the teams on Sunday, the Nuggets took down the Timberwolves 128-116. Paul Millsap led the Nuggets with 25 points, and Kelan Martin paced the Timberwolves with 21. The Timberwolves covered the spread as 14-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 244 total points to hit the over on the 221.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/23/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -14 221.5 -1497 900 Regular Season 128-116 DEN*
1/20/2020 Timberwolves Timberwolves -3.5 221 -159 134 Regular Season 107-100 DEN*
12/20/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -10.5 216.5 -635 473 Regular Season 109-100 DEN*
11/10/2019 Nuggets Timberwolves -4 218.5 -167 138 Regular Season 100-98 DEN*
4/10/2019 Nuggets Regular Season 99-95 DEN
3/12/2019 Nuggets Regular Season 133-107 DEN
2/2/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 107-106 DEN
11/21/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 103-101 DEN
4/11/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 112-106 MIN
4/5/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 100-96 DEN
  • 2/23/2020 DNP –
    Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell
  • 1/20/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap
  • 12/20/2019 DNP – Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 11/10/2019 DNP – Timberwolves: Jeff Teague
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Scoring Trends

  • Denver’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup over/under (230.5 points) in 25 out of five opportunities (500% of matchups).
  • In 20% of Minnesota’s games this season (1 of 5), the total points scored was more than Sunday’s 230.5-point over/under.
  • The Nuggets have seen a 231.8 average over/under in their games this season, 1.3 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 6.3 points more than the average over/under in Timberwolves’ games this season (224.2 points).
  • The average implied total for the Nuggets this season is 29.2 points, 90.8 fewer points than their implied total of 120 points in Sunday’s game.
  • Denver has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (120) 20 times this season.
  • The 30.2-point average implied total on the season for the Timberwolves is 80.8 fewer points than the team’s 111-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Minnesota has scored more than 111 points in two games this season.
  • The Nuggets are the league’s seventh-highest scoring team (114.4 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 27th-fewest points per game (118.6) in NBA action.
  • The Nuggets have been out-scored by 15 points this season (three points per game on average), and opponents of the Timberwolves have out-scored them by 65 more points on the year (13 per game).

Nuggets Leaders

  • The Nuggets points, rebounds and assists leader is Nikola Jokic. He contributes 23.0 points per game and adds 11.2 rebounds and 13.0 assists.
  • Jokic’s assists prop total for the game is posted at 7.5 assists, 5.5 assists lower than his season average of 13.0.
  • Millsap connects on 1.4 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
  • Millsap’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 1.4.
  • Denver’s steals leader is Jokic, who averages 1.4 per game. PJ Dozier leads the team averaging 1.0 block a game.
  • Jokic’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Malik Beasley outpaced his teammates on the Timberwolves scoring front by putting up 17.8 points per game. He adds 4.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game this season.
  • Beasley’s points prop total for the game is set at 12.5, 5.3 points less than his season average of 17.8.
  • Jarrett Culver (6.4 rebounds per game) and Ricky Rubio (4.6 assists per game) are the Minnesota leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Rubio’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 26.5, 11.5 higher than his season average of 15.0.
  • D’Angelo Russell is tops from three-point range for the Timberwolves, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
  • Russell’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.9 shots greater than his season average of 2.6.
  • Minnesota’s Rubio has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Naz Reid is first in blocks with 1.0 per game.
  • Reid’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks higher than his season average of 1.0.

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