Nuggets vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 5, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-4) will attempt to end a four-game losing streak when they visit the Denver Nuggets (2-4) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Ball Arena as heavy, underdogs. The matchup airs at 9:00 PM ET on ALT. The over/under in the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 5, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 5

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

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

Nuggets and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Denver is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 2-4
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 5 of 6 games this season (83.3%).
  • With a 2-4 record ATS, Minnesota has not always covered the spread this season.
  • Four of Minnesota’s six games (66.7%) this season haven’t covered the over/under.

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Head to Head

Jamal Murray scored a team-high 36 points to lead the Nuggets over Malik Beasley (25 points) and the Timberwolves 124-109 in their last matchup on Sunday. The Nuggets were favored by 8.5 points in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams put up a total of 233 total points to go over the 226-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/3/2021 Nuggets Timberwolves -8.5 226 -376 295 Regular Season 124-109 DEN
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
  • 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

Scoring Trends

  • In Denver’s matchups this season, the Nuggets and their opponents have exceeded Tuesday’s point total of 227.5 points 29 times (483.3% of opportunities).
  • In two out of Minnesota’s six games this year (33.3%), the competing teams scored more points than the total in Tuesday’s matchup.
  • On average, the Nuggets have seen a 232 over/under in their games this season, 4.5 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 1.8 points separates this game’s over/under (227.5 points) and the average total points bet in Timberwolves’ games (225.7 points) this season.
  • The average implied total for the Nuggets this season is 114.5 points, 5.5 fewer points than their implied total of 120 points in Tuesday’s game.
  • Denver has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (120) 20 times.
  • The 117.3-point average implied total on the season for the Timberwolves is 9.3 more points than the team’s 108-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Minnesota has put up more than 108 points in four games on the season.
  • The Nuggets are at the seventh spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (116 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 27th-fewest points per game (119.5) in the league.
  • The Timberwolves have been out-scored by a total of 80 points this season (13.3 points per game on average), while the Nuggets have an even point differential on the year.

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in both rebounds (11.3 per game) and assists (12.8 per game).
  • Jokic’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 40.5, 6.0 less than his season average of 46.5.
  • Denver is led in scoring by Murray’s 24.0 points per game.
  • Murray’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 30.5, 1.1 less than his season average of 31.6.
  • Murray knocks down 3.0 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
  • Murray’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots lower than his season average of 3.0.
  • Denver’s steals leader is Jokic, who averages 1.2 per game. PJ Dozier leads the team averaging 0.8 blocks an outing.
  • Jokic’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals greater than his season average of 1.2.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Beasley outpaced his teammates on the Timberwolves scoring front by putting up 19.0 points per game. He adds 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season.
  • Beasley’s PRA prop total for the contest is listed at 18.5, 6.8 lower than his season average of 25.3.
  • When it comes to Minnesota leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Jarrett Culver with 6.3 rebounds per game and Ricky Rubio with 4.5 assists per game.
  • Rubio’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 25.5, 11.0 greater than his season average of 14.5.
  • D’Angelo Russell leads the Timberwolves in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.8 made threes per game.
  • Russell’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.7 shots greater than his season average of 2.8.
  • Minnesota’s Russell has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.3 per game and Naz Reid is first in blocks with 1.0 per game.
  • Russell’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.

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