The Nuggets and the Timberwolves duke it out at the Target Center this Tuesday night on NBA action
The Denver Nuggets have been in a very great form as they’ve won 8 from their past 10 games overall and they will be hoping to get a win after getting thrashed by the Bucks in a 136-100 road win last Sunday. Nikola Jokic is averaging a double-double with 26 points and 13.7 points while Will Barton is averaging 15.4 points. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer with 14.7 points and Monte Morris is averaging 12.6 points.
As a team, the Nuggets are averaging 109 points on 47% shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46% shooting.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in decent form as they’ve won 5 of their last 8 games overall and they will be looking to stay hot after a home win over the Jazz 126-106 last Sunday. Karl- Anthony Towns leads the team with averages of 24.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game while Anthony Edwards is averaging 22.7 points. D’Angelo Russell is the third scorer with an average of 18.8 points per night. Jarred Vanderbilt is averaging 9.1 rebounds.
As a team, the Wolves are scoring 111.6 points on 44% shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 45% shooting.
The Nuggets are ranked #14th in offense and 11th in defense and the Timberwolves are ranked #7th in offense and 21st in defense.
The Nuggets are sweating on the availability of Jokic and Cousins who are both listed as questionable, while Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. are both still out. The Timberwolves could be shorthanded for this one as D’Angelo Russell, Leandro Bolmaro, Josh Okogie, and Patrick Beverley are all listed as questionable for this one. The Wolves are coming into this game with plenty of momentum and they are certainly favorites if Jokic is unable to suit up, so our prediction goes with the Timberwolves to nail the win.