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

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BetMGM Sep 28, 2021, 12:04 PM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nuggets-6-110-110235.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/11/2021Hornets117-112 DENYesAway-2.5216.5--Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/2021Nets125-119 BKNYesHome-5.5245.5-275220Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Jazz127-120 UTANoAway+1.5246.5100-120Regular SeasonNoOver
5/5/2021Knicks113-97 DENYesHome-13.5214.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/3/2021Lakers93-89 LALNoAway+11.5185.52500-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-36-46-4-0224.5115.2109.3+2.238.7%

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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTimberwolves MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/11/2021Pistons119-100 MINYesAway-14.5214.5-1600900Regular SeasonYesOver
5/9/2021Magic128-96 MINYesAway-27.5231.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/2021Heat121-112 MIANoAway+9.5225.5525-750Regular SeasonYesOver
5/5/2021Grizzlies139-135 MEMNoHome+9.5258.5475-650Regular SeasonYesOver
5/1/2021Pelicans140-136 NONoHome+3.5252.5165-200Regular SeasonNoOver
Timberwolves Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-48-26-4-0234.6120.1114.5+3.637%

Timberwolves Injuries

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

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