Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves odds, tips and betting trends

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In Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, the Denver Nuggets will meet the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Nuggets take the court as 8-point favorites against the Timberwolves. The matchup features a point total of 224.5.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Odds

  • Spread: Denver -8
  • Total: 224.5
  • Moneyline: Denver -320, Minnesota +257

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Timberwolves at Nuggets odds, spread, & more


  • Pick ATS: Timberwolves (+ 8)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (224.5)

  • Prediction:
    Nuggets 118 – Timberwolves 112
  • Denver has come away with 43 wins in the 61 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season.
  • This season, Denver has come away with a win 20 times in 26 chances when named as a favorite of at least -320 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • Denver has an implied victory probability of 76.2% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Minnesota has been the underdog on the moneyline 43 total times this season. Minnesota has finished 21-22 in those games.
  • When it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +257 or longer, Minnesota has gone 1-4 (20%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives Minnesota a 28% chance to win.
  • The Nuggets record 115.8 points per game, equal to what the Timberwolves give up.
  • Denver has a 29-11-2 record against the spread and a 38-4 record overall when scoring more than 115.8 points.
  • Minnesota has a 27-15-1 record against the spread and a 30-13 record overall when giving up fewer than 115.8 points.
  • The Timberwolves score an average of 115.8 points per game, just 3.3 more points than the 112.5 the Nuggets give up.
  • Minnesota is 27-16-2 against the spread and 29-16 overall when it scores more than 112.5 points.
  • Denver has an ATS record of 36-13-1 and a 41-9 record overall when its opponents score fewer than 115.8 points.
  • The Nuggets are the NBA’s 12th-ranked scoring team (115.8 PPG), while the Timberwolves rank 18th in points per game allowed (115.8) in the league.
  • Minnesota is the NBA’s 12th-ranked offense (115.8 PPG), while Denver is the eighth-ranked defense (112.5).
  • The Nuggets have totaled 273 more points than their opponents this season (3.3 per game on average), while the Timberwolves have been out-scored by three total points (0.0 per game average differential).

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  • Denver’s average implied point total this year is 2.2 more points than its implied total in Sunday’s game (118.2 implied points on average compared to 116 implied points in this game).
  • So far this season, Denver has scored more than 116 points in a game 42 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for Minnesota (118.3) is 10.3 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (108).

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How to watch Nuggets vs. Timberwolves

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT, BSN, and ALT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
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