Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4-21-23 NBA Tips, Odds and Analysis

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4/21/23 – On Friday night, the Denver Nuggets 55-29 will look to take control of their first-round Western Conference playoff series against Minnesota Timberwolves 43-43 when they face them for Game 3. The Denver Nuggets recently earned a win as eight-point favorites over Minnesota Timberwolves with a score of 122-113. Denver and Minnesota have evenly split their last 10 meetings; Denver leads 2-0 in this series. The top basketball betting sites keep you up to date in this exciting match.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Date & Time: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

Location: Target Center Minneapolis, MN


Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4/21/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -135

Spread: -2.5 (-105)

Total: 223 over (-110)


Moneyline: +115

Spread: +2.5 (-115)

Total: 223 under (-110)

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Analysis

Game 2 saw Denver Nuggets claim victory by a score of 122-113. They finished with a 54.1% field goal percentage and made 10 out of 22 three-point attempts, 20 out of 25 attempts at charity were converted for an 80.0% clip at free throws, 36 boards collected with 9 of it were offensive, 26 dimes distributed during this game forcing 13 turnovers from opposing team plus 6 steals were gained as they also allowed another team to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 40 out of 79 attempts. Minnesota recorded 24 assists and 4 steals during this matchup. Furthermore, Minnesota secured 35 rebounds and one block. They shot an 82.6% free-throw percentage by making 19 of 23 shots from within the paint and 14 of 31 shots from downtown with 25 fouls total accumulated between them.

Denver enters this game boasting a 55-29 record, scoring an average of 115.8 points per contest while shooting 50.4% from the floor and connecting on 37.9% of their 3-point attempts and 75.1% at free throw line. Denver is collecting 43.1 boards per game as an overall unit and boasts 2,368 assists for the season, ranking them second overall in terms of passing. As an individual team they commit 14.5 turnovers every game while as a collective committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest. On defense, the Nuggets have forced 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 fouls each time out. Furthermore, they rank 16th overall with 2,105 assists allowed by their opponents this season. The Nuggets defense allows an opponent shooting percentage of 47.8% and gives up 40.8 boards per game as a team. They allow 34.4% on three-point attempts and rank 8th overall in points per game allowed.

Minnesota Timberwolves holds a win-loss mark of 42-40 for this campaign, committing 21.6 fouls per game and shooting 75.5% from the free throw line. Furthermore, Minnesota averages an assist per contest 26.2, and turns over 15.3 times on average during contests. The Minnesota Timberwolves have amassed 9,494 points this season and average 41.9 rebounds per game as an offensive unit, connecting on 49.0% from the field, ranking them third overall in the NBA. The Timberwolves rank 18th in basketball in PPG allowed with 115.8, forcing opponents into 15.4 turnovers per game and permitting teams to shoot 47.1% from the floor. Minnesota allows an opponent to shoot 36.9% from 3-point range and 76.6% from free throw line, and are giving out 25.0 dimes and 44.7 boards per game, ranking them 12th and 22nd in NBA respectively.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Against the Spread

Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Denver’s last 15 games. Denver are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Minnesota. Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Minnesota. Denver are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Minnesota are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 9 games against Denver. The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota’s last 17 games at home. Minnesota are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games when playing at home against Denver.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Free Pick

The Nuggets have won three straight games against the Timberwolves and four out of their last five meetings overall, showing excellent offensive play while aggressively rebounding the ball. The Timberwolves have experienced problems on both ends of the court recently and their rebounding numbers have dropped considerably, so the NBA betting forums don’t anticipate many extra-scoring chances against Denver.

Free Pick: Denver Nuggets -2.5 (-105)