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.
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Injury Report as of January 5
Greg Whittington: Day To Day (Left Knee),
Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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