The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-4) will try 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 matchup has an over/under of points.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 5, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Odds
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)
Timberwolves 121 Nuggets 107
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Nuggets Key Players
Nuggets Player Props
- Nikola Jokic’s assists prop total for the matchup is posted at 7.5 assists, 5.3 assists lower than his season average of 12.8.
- Jamal Murray’s points prop total for the game is set at 20.5, 3.5 points lower than his season average of 24.0.
- Murray’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots less than his season average of 3.0.
- Jokic’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals greater than his season average of 1.2.
Timberwolves Key Players
Timberwolves Player Props
- Malik Beasley’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 18.5, 6.8 lower than his season average of 25.3.
- Ricky Rubio’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 11.0 higher than his season average of 14.5.
- D’Angelo Russell’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.7 shots higher than his season average of 2.8.
- Russell’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals greater than his season average of 1.3.
- The Nuggets make 49.2% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.6 percentage points lower than the Timberwolves have allowed to their opponents (49.8%).
- Denver is 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall when it shoots higher than 49.8% from the field.
- Minnesota’s record is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall when its opponents make more than 49.2% of their shots from the field.
- The Timberwolves are shooting 44% from the field, 4.8% lower than the 48.8% the Nuggets’ opponents have shot this season.
- This season, Minnesota has a 0-1 record against the spread and a 0-1 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 48.8% from the field.
- When Denver’s opponents shoot higher than 44% from the field, it is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall.
- The Nuggets are making 37.9% of their three-point shots this season, 0.6% lower than the 38.5% the Timberwolves allow opponents to shoot from deep.
- Denver has a 2-2 record against the spread and a 2-2 record overall when the team connects on more than 38.5% of its three-point shots.
- Minnesota has put up a 2-1 against the spread while going 2-1 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 37.9% from downtown.
- The Timberwolves’ three-point shooting percentage this season (31.4%) is 9.2 percentage points lower than opponents of the Nuggets are averaging (40.6%).
- Minnesota has a 1-0 ATS record and is 1-0 straight-up when the team hits more than 40.6% of its three-point attempts.
- Denver has a 0-0 ATS record and a 0-0 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 31.4% of its three-point attempts.
- The Nuggets connect on 12.5 three-pointers per game this season, 1.5 more makes per game than the Timberwolves give up (11).
- When Denver makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall. When Minnesota is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 0-4 ATS and 0-4 straight up.
- The Timberwolves rank 23rd in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Nuggets give up the 25th-fewest made threes in the league.
Nuggets vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings
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