Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines, Odds

The Denver Nuggets are 2.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on Friday, starting at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN, BSN, and ALT. The Nuggets have a 2-0 lead in the series. The point total for the matchup is 223.

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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN, BSN, and ALT
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center
  • Moneyline favorite: Nuggets (-137)
  • Spread: Nuggets (-2.5)
  • Total: 223

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Stats and Trends

  • The Nuggets have put together a record of 44-36-2 against the spread this season.
  • In games it has played as 2.5-point favorites or more, Denver has an ATS record of 29-26-1.
  • Nuggets games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 37 times this season.
  • Denver and its opponents have gone over the current 223-point total in 56 of 82 games (68.3%) this season.
  • The average amount of points in Nuggets games this season is 228.3, which is 5.3 above Friday’s total of 223.
  • The Timberwolves have covered the spread 39 times over 82 games with a set spread.
  • In games this year when an underdog by 2.5 points or more, Minnesota is 21-14 against the spread.
  • This season, 37 of the Timberwolves’ games have gone over the point total.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over 223 points in 49 of 82 chances this season.
  • The 231.6 PPG average total in Timberwolves games this season is 8.6 points more than this game’s over/under.

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 43.0 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 are 5-5 overall and 6-4 against the spread over their past 10 contests.
  • Denver and its opponents have combined to hit the over in three of those 10 games.
  • The past 10 Denver games averaged 3.6 more points (226.6) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • The Nuggets’ per-game scoring average during their past 10 games is 7.7 points lower than their season-long average.
  • The Timberwolves have gone 5-5 over their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span.
  • Three of Minnesota’s last 10 contests have hit the over.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score an average of 230.1 combined points over its last 10 games, 7.1 more than the 223 over/under in this matchup.
  • In their past 10 games, the Timberwolves’ points per game average is 109.8, 6.0 points lower per game than their season-long scoring average.

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