[8:00 PM] Nuggets @ Timberwolves

Who will WIN this matchup?

Denver Nuggets (1-2)

@ Minnesota Timberwolves (1-2)


Current odds:

Denver Nuggets: (+150)

Minnesota Timberwolves: (-170)


ESPN simulations have Denver as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Minnesota to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Timberwolves  by 3 points.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to take a big step forward this season under head coach Tom Thibodeau, and they just showed off their capabilities for the first time. The Timberwolves will try to put together back-to-back strong performances when they host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.

Denver is starting two centers in Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic and continues to get strong efforts from both. Nurkic logged a season-high 38 minutes on Monday at Toronto and responded with 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks while Jokic followed up a 23-point, 17-rebound effort against Portland with 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting against the Raptors.

Minnesota features arguably more young talent than any other team in the league and showed off its depth in Tuesday’s win. Back-to-back Rookies of the Year Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns are the headliners, but Zach LaVine took over the show with 31 points on 11-of-18 shooting and rookie point guard Kris Dunn thrived in his first start. Getting the starting nod in place of Ricky Rubio (elbow), Dunn contributed 10 points, six assists, five steals and four rebounds to the win.

Nuggets G Gary Harris (groin) and F Darrell Arthur (knee) are both questionable.

Rubio was diagnosed with a sprained right elbow and is out indefinitely.

Denver took three of the four meetings last season and earned the win in its last four trips to Minnesota.


StreakSmarts Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick