Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 18 (Denver Cruises to 15th Straight Home Win)

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Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/David Zalubowski

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado
  • Coverage: ESPN, ALT, and BSN

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with nine more games, including a battle between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves rank ninth in the Western Conference with a 22-23 record, while the Nuggets check in first with a stellar 31-13 record.

Minnesota enters as a victor in six of its last eight games, but did fall short in a 126-125 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday. Meanwhile, Denver haw now won seven straight games following a 122-113 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Which team will keep up momentum on Wednesday?

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Odds & Spread

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Nuggets vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Nuggets -8.5 - - 232.5 -110 -110 -360 290
  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DEN: (-330) | MIN: (+265)
  • Spread: DEN: -8 (-108) | MIN: +8 (-112)
  • Total: 237 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Nuggets enter this contest as heavy home favorites on moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 237 points, which is above average when compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

  • The Nuggets went 36-44-2 ATS last season.
  • The Timberwolves had an ATS record of 3-0 as underdogs of 8.5 points or greater last season.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 47 times in Nuggets games.
  • Last season, 49 of the Timberwolves' 82 games went over the point total.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Prediction & Pick

The Timberwolves entered the fourth quarter on Monday's game with an eight-point lead before late free throws ultimately cost them a win. Center Rudy Gobert left the contest early with an ankle injury and his status on Wednesday remains up in the air. Anthony Edwards is also considered questionable.

The Nuggets have been downright nasty at home this season, posting a 20-3 record and a +11.0 average scoring margin (No. 2 in NBA). They shoot 52.0% from the floor and drain 12.9 three-pointers per game at Ball Arena this season. Those are both top-10 marks and make Denver the team to back.

Minnesota has also lost five of its last six road games, so rock with Denver to keep succeeding.

Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 126 | Timberwolves: 114

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Best Bet

The Nuggets' winning streak would've already reached double digits if it wasn't for a 124-11 loss to this Timberwolves team back on Jan. 2. It's safe to say head coach Michael Malone's team enters this contest with revenge on the mind. Giving reigning MVP Nikola Jokic more motivation to win is scary.

Denver is 9-2-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games overall and 5-0 ATS in its last five games played on a Wednesday. Minnesota has found success in Ball Arena before, but is already without Karl-Anthony Towns and may be without Gobert as well. A sudden lack of size will prove costly here.

Bet: Denver Nuggets -8 (-108)

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