Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/30/2021

by James Q

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/30/2021


Game Time:  9:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 30th, 2021 
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Where to Watch: NBA League Pass

Opening NCAAF Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Spread:   Minny -3 :  O/U: 
BetMGM:  Spread: Minny -3   :  O/U: 

Season Record

Nuggets: 2-2, 7th place Western Conference
Timberwolves: 3-1, 4th place Western Conference

Are we going to keep pretending?  Karl-Anthony Towns is really good, his young running mate Anthony Edwards is turning into a real good pick at #1 in 2020. D’Angelo Russell is still there.  It’s all shaping up to be a nice young regular season team… but will they keep winning?  What we know about the Wolves is they weren’t meant for winning… of course we also say the same thing about the Hornets and the Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans… oh wait we are right about the Pelicans.  So what is it?  Has the NBA reached an eternal NBA preseason or do the Wolves have enough momentum to keep beating opponents to eventually make the playoffs?... HMMMmmm?

The Nuggets have Nikola Jokic… they will be winners, they will be in the playoffs, they don’t worry about draft picks in the offseason… They don’t play many guys in their rookie season.  Of course the roster will have to wait for Aaron Gordon to play like we all think he can.... look out for that second unit.


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Nuggets vs Timberwolves Preview and Analysis. 

RECENT FORM
The Nuggets have beaten the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs.  They have lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Utah Jazz.  We don’t know what will happen with the 2021-22 season.  The Cavs may be good, the Raptors are most likely bad… Cats and Dogs are high fiving… We don’t know what this season will bring… We do know the Nuggets need to get healthy… and that Michael Porter Jr needs to average 22 pts a game or get traded.

The Timberwolves have beaten the Houston Rockets, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Milwaukee Bucks.  They also have lost to the New Orleans Pelicans.  So, we know nothing about whether they are good or not.  We do know that Anthony Edwards plays well with Karl-Anthony Towns.

Offensive Analysis 

The Nuggets are 25th in points scored in the NBA.  That is not horrible as they are a good defensive squad.  They are shooting 25th in FG%.  That is bad, it doesn’t matter if they are good at defense… they have to score.  23rd in 3pt%. You can’t bet on these numbers.

The Timberwolves are 17th in points scored.  They are 25th in FG% and 23rd in 3PT%.  They brought a knife to a gun fight.  They can’t shoot.  Of course with young players these numbers change… except Karl-Anthony Towns is not a young player anymore and D’Angelo Russell is not a young player anymore… so the whole world rests on whether Anthony Edwards learns to shoot.  He won’t. 


Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 

Our prediction for Saturday, October 30th is… Nuggets 121 - Timberwolves 110


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NBA Betting Trends

Denver is 31-20 ATS versus Minnesota at Minnesota since 1996
Denver is 3-1 ATS versus Minnesota at Minnesota over the last 3 seasons.
Denver is 4-0 SU against Minnesota over the last 3 seasons.
3 of 4 of these games have gone UNDER over the last 3 seasons.

Injury Report:
Denver: SF Vlatko Cancar (hip) Out ** C Nikola Jokic (knee) Quest
Minny: Nothing new reported.



Starting Lineups

Denver: PG Monte Morris, SG Will Barton, SF Michael Porter JR, PF Aaron Gordon, C JaMychal Green
Minny: PG D’Angelo Russell, SG Anthony Edwards, SF Jaden McDaniels, PF Jarred Vanderbilt, C Karl-Anthony Towns

Statistical Leaders 

Denver
Points: Nikola Jokic 26.8
Rebounds: Nikola Jokic 13.5
Assists: Nikola Jokic 4.5
Steals: Nikola Jokic 2
Blocks: Will Barton 0.8

Wolves
Points: Karl Anthony Towns 28
Rebounds: Karl Towns 7.8
Assists: Patrick Beverly 5
Steals: Josh Okogie 1.7
Blocks: Karl Towns 2.5

Coaches:

Denver: Michael Malone… NBA playoff experience.  Can he weather this storm of a bad start and an early injury to Nikola Jokic?

Minny: Chris Finch. Who?  Really… you couldn’t hire Sam Cassell?  What is the problem already?  Also what pile of dead cute bodies did you dump Ryan Saunders on?  The world ain’t right… it sure ain’t good.




 


James Q

About the Author:

James Q. has been involved with sports and gambling his entire life. A former division 1 scholarship basketball player, James understands sports (and especially basketball) inside-and-out. Following his basketball playing days, James parlayed his gambling skills into a semi-pro poker career. James resides in Los Angeles, and especially loves the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, and Los Angeles Dodgers. And when he isn't betting on sports (and writing about it), James can be found performing stand-up comedy on the Sunset Strip.

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