Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 13, 2021

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The Denver Nuggets (45-24) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (22-47) as 6-point favorites after Michael Porter Jr. racked up 30 points in the Nuggets' 117-112 victory over the Hornets. The matchup airs on ALT at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 13, 2021. The over/under in the matchup is set at 235.5.

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Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -6 -110 -110 235.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday's matchup total (235.5 points) in 18 out of 69 opportunities (26.1% of matchups).
  • In Minnesota's games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday's matchup over/under in 26 out of 69 matchups (37.7%).
  • The Nuggets average 115.2 points per game against the Timberwolves' 112, amounting to 8.3 points under the matchup's over/under of 235.5.
  • This matchup's total is 7.7 fewer points than the 227.8 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Nuggets games is 10.1 points fewer than the over/under of 235.5 points in this matchup.
  • Timberwolves' games have an over/under of 229.6 points this season, 5.9 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a losing record against the spread this season, going 32-35 ATS.
  • The Nuggets' record against the spread as at least a 6-point favorite is under .500 at 12-16.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 55.2% of games (37 out of 67 matchups).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (26.5 points per game), rebounding (10.8 per game) and assisting (8.4 per game).
  • The Nuggets are led by Porter from beyond the arc. He connects on 2.8 shots from deep per game.
  • Jokic leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. JaVale McGee collects 1.1 blocks a game to pace Denver.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

Nuggets Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nuggets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/11/2021 Hornets 117-112 DEN Yes Away -2.5 216.5 - - Regular Season Yes Over
5/8/2021 Nets 125-119 BKN Yes Home -5.5 245.5 -275 220 Regular Season No Under
5/7/2021 Jazz 127-120 UTA No Away +1.5 246.5 100 -120 Regular Season No Over
5/5/2021 Knicks 113-97 DEN Yes Home -13.5 214.5 - - Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 Lakers 93-89 LAL No Away +11.5 185.5 2500 -10000 Regular Season Yes Under
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 6-4 6-4-0 224.5 115.2 109.3 +2.2 38.7%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets: Monte Morris: Day To Day (Injury management), Will Barton: Out (Hamstring), Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee), PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Minnesota has an even record against the spread, going 33-33 ATS.
  • When they are at least 6-point underdogs, the Timberwolves have gone 2-2 against the spread.
  • Minnesota has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 48.5% of matchups this year (32 out of 66 opportunities).

Timberwolves Key Players

  • Karl-Anthony Towns sits atop the Timberwolves leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 24.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
  • Ricky Rubio's assist statline paces Minnesota; he racks up 6.4 assists per game.
  • Malik Beasley is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Timberwolves, hitting 3.5 threes per game.
  • Minnesota's leader in steals is Rubio (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Towns (1.2 per game).

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Timberwolves Last 10 Games

Timberwolves Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Timberwolves Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/11/2021 Pistons 119-100 MIN Yes Away -14.5 214.5 -1600 900 Regular Season Yes Over
5/9/2021 Magic 128-96 MIN Yes Away -27.5 231.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
5/7/2021 Heat 121-112 MIA No Away +9.5 225.5 525 -750 Regular Season Yes Over
5/5/2021 Grizzlies 139-135 MEM No Home +9.5 258.5 475 -650 Regular Season Yes Over
5/1/2021 Pelicans 140-136 NO No Home +3.5 252.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Over
Timberwolves Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 8-2 6-4-0 234.6 120.1 114.5 +3.6 37%

Timberwolves Injuries

Timberwolves: Jarrett Culver: Out For Season (Ankle), Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

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