Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 4-16-23 Tips, Picks and Odds

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 4/16/23 – As Western Conference playoffs open with a contest between Northwest Division rivals on the hardwood, opening night for their series starts tonight in Mile High City. Minnesota Timberwolves eighth seeded will play Game 1 of their best of seven series with Denver Nuggets first seeded Sunday evening on the road. This season, these teams met four times and each contest ended with the home team winning. Accordingly, the Denver Nuggets are heavily favored to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves as per basketball betting tips today.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets

Date & Time: Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET

Location: Ball Arena Denver, CO


Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 4/16/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +255

Spread: +7.5 (-107)

Total: 224.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -305

Spread: -7.5 (-113)

Total: 224.5 under (-110)

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Analysis

Minnesota Timberwolves enters this matchup boasting a 43-41 record on the season, averaging 115.8 points per game while shooting 49.0% from the field and 36.5% on three-point attempts and 75.5% from charity stripe attempts. Minnesota is currently pulling in 41.9 rebounds per contest and have amassed 2,145 dimes this season, placing them eighth overall in terms of passing the ball. As a team they turn it over 15.3 times per contest while also committing 21.6 fouls every night as part of their basketball club. On defense, the Timberwolves are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game while drawing 20.2 personal fouls – giving up 36.9% on shots from distance while ranking 18th in basketball for opponents points per game allowed. The Timberwolves have allowed an opponent’s field goal percentage of 47.1% and concede 44.7 rebounds per game as an entire unit. Furthermore, they rank 12th in terms of assists granted this season with 2,051 handed over thus far.

Denver Nuggets currently stands with a 53-29 record this season and leads basketball in hitting 50.4% from the field on offense – ranking first overall. Denver has amassed 9,495 points so far while pulling down 43.0 rebounds per contest. They average 28.9 assists per game while turning over the ball 14.5 times each contest. Furthermore, the Nuggets commit 18.6 personal fouls per contest and score 75.1% from the free throw line. The Nuggets rank eighth in the NBA in PPG allowed with 112.5 and are capable of forcing 13.5 turnovers every night while permitting opponents to shoot 47.8% from the floor. Denver allows an average of 34.4% 3-point shooting percentage and their opponents connect on 77.5% of their free throws; they allow 25.7 dimes per game and 40.8 rebounds which puts them 16th and 1st respectively in the NBA.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Against the Spread

Under is 5-0-1 in Timberwolves last 6 Sunday games. Under is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Timberwolves are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. Under is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 games following a straight up win.

Under is 7-0 in Nuggets last 7 games following a straight up win. Under is 5-0 in Nuggets last 5 home games. Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. Under is 8-1 in Nuggets last 9 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. Under is 6-1 in Nuggets last 7 games following a ATS win.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Free Pick

Minnesota has continued their sharpening as they have played twice since the regular season ended, helping stave off any potential rust while adding extra wear and tear on key players in their rotation. Denver was in control over the final month or so of their season as they led both their Northwest Division and Western Conference and could rest some key players without fear. Give the Denver Nuggets the edge in this matchup as the basketball betting analysts are in their favor.

Free Pick: Denver Nuggets -7.5 (-113)