Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Playoffs Game 1 Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines, Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7.5-point underdogs heading into Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena on Sunday, starting at 10:30 PM ET on TNT. The over/under is set at 224.5 in the matchup.

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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena
  • Moneyline favorite: Nuggets (-309)
  • Spread: Nuggets (-7.5)
  • Total: 224.5

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Stats and Trends

  • The Nuggets have gone 44-36-2 against the spread this season.
  • In games this season when favored by 7.5 points or more, Denver has gone 12-13-1 against the spread.
  • This season, 37 of the Nuggets’ games have gone over the point total.
  • Denver has combined with its opponents to score more than 224.5 points in 52 of 82 games this season.
  • Nuggets games this season feature an average total of 228.3 points, a number 3.8 points higher than Sunday’s over/under.
  • The Timberwolves have registered a 39-41-2 record against the spread this season.
  • Minnesota has an ATS record of 2-4 when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
  • This season, 37 of the Timberwolves’ games have gone over the point total.
  • So far this season, 56.1% of Minnesota’s games (46-of-82) have had more combined points than Sunday’s total of 224.5.
  • The 224.5-point total for this game is 7.1 points below the 231.6 points per game average total in Timberwolves games this season.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Statistics and Rankings

Nuggets Rank Nuggets AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
12th 115.8 Points Scored 115.8 12th
8th 112.5 Points Allowed 115.8 18th
18th 43 Rebounds 41.9 23rd
16th 10.1 Off. Rebounds 9.1 26th
18th 11.8 3pt Made 12.2 13th
2nd 28.9 Assists 26.2 8th
20th 13.8 Turnovers 14.8 27th

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Stats and Trends

  • The Nuggets have a 5-5 record straight-up in their last 10 matchups, while covering the spread six times in those games.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in two of those games.
  • The past 10 Denver games averaged 3.7 more points (228.2) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Over their last 10 games, the Nuggets have scored 6.1 fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • The Timberwolves have gone 7-3 over their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span.
  • In its past 10 contests, Minnesota has gone over the total four times.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score an average of 232.4 combined points over its last 10 games, 7.9 more than the 224.5 over/under in this matchup.
  • In the last 10 games, the Timberwolves are averaging 1.2 more points than their season average of 115.8 PPG.

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