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.
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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.
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
- 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).
- 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.
- 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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