Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4/23/23 Analysis, Odds and Prediction

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4/23/23 – Denver Nuggets have taken an early advantage against the Minnesota Timberwolves by winning 120-111 on Friday night and are looking to close them out when the two meet again on Sunday in Minneapolis. Denver currently leads by 3-0. The recent NBA betting odds are in favor of Denver Nuggets to close this series against the Timberwolves.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Date & Time: Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

Location: Target Center Minneapolis, MN


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


Moneyline: -165

Spread: -3.5 (-110)

Total: 225 over (-110)


Moneyline: +145

Spread: +3.5 (-110)

Total: 225 under (-110)

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Analysis

Game 3 saw the Denver Nuggets earn victory by a score of 120-111 with 26 personal fouls accrued for them compared to 21 by Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota won 10 of 27 attempts from beyond the perimeter and shot an 82.9% success rate when shooting free throws with 29 out of 35 attempts made. Minnesota collected 32 rebounds and earned 4 blocks as well as 24 assists and 8 steals throughout their game performance. Regarding defense, Denver allowed their opponents to shoot 45.6% from the floor on 36 of 79 shooting. Furthermore, Denver recorded 32 assists for this game while forcing 13 turnovers and having 8 steals; plus they collected 40 rebounds with 5 being offensive ones. At the free throw line, the Nuggets were successful with 11 of 13 attempts for an 84.6% rate. Denver earned a 57.1% field goal percentage and hit 13 3-pointers out of 32 attempts. Michael Porter Jr. played an integral part of this game, scoring 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting and pulling down 9 rebounds over 40 minutes of court play – shooting an impressive 58.8% from the field and dispensing two assists as he did so.

Game 3 marked an improvement for Minnesota Timberwolves as they outscored Denver on the glass by collecting 40 in total and hitting on 40.6% from 3-point land connecting on 13 out of 32 made shots, as well as 11 of 13 free throw attempts from charity stripe. The Timberwolves allowed the Nuggets to convert 48 of 84 attempts from the floor and finish this game at 57.1%; at the same time, their own shooting percentage stood at 45.6%. Minnesota shot 10 out of 27 3-point attempts and completed 29 with a 82.9% success rate. Additionally, Denver committed 26 fouls which gave Minnesota 35 attempts from free throws. Timberwolves turned over the ball 13 times while getting 8 steals, in this matchup. Furthermore, they collected 32 total boards – 26 defensive and 6 offensive. Anthony Edwards proved pivotal in this matchup for the Timberwolves, scoring 36 points over 44 minutes of playing time while dishing five dimes for this contest and shooting 10 of 22 with a rate of 45.5% and 7 rebounds on board.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Against the Spread

Denver are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Denver’s last 16 games. Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Minnesota. Denver are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Minnesota.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 13 games. Minnesota are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 10 games against Denver. Minnesota are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against Denver.

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Free Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves simply cannot get all their teammates on track to close out a game. Game after game for Minnesota has come down to just Edwards being able to raise his game and close things out for them. Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets are taking full advantage of every offensive opportunity presented to them, shooting an efficient percentage from everywhere and boasting six double-digit scorers in this series. They will continue their winning streak according to NBA betting trends.

Free Pick: Denver Nuggets -3.5 (-110)