Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
When: Sunday, February 23, 6:00 PM. ET.
The Denver Nuggets will be trying to increase their lead in the Northwest Division standings when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.
Timberwolves Trying To Snap Seven-Game Road Losing StreakThe Timberwolves have struggled this season, but they have played worse on the road, winning only nine of the 26 games they have played away from the Target Center. They will be trying to snap their seven-game road losing streak and pick up their 10th road win of the year when they face the Nuggets on Sunday.
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Minnesota has played well offensively, averaging 112.4 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 126 points the last time they were on the road and will need a similar performance on Sunday if they want to beat the Nuggets.
Karl-Anthony Towns leads the way for the Timberwolves with 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. D'Angelo Russell, who was acquired at the trade deadline, is averaging 24 points and eight assists per game, while Malik Beasley is averaging 22 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves.
Minnesota hasn’t played well defensively, giving up 115.9 points per game. They gave up 137 points in their last road game and will need to play significantly better to give themselves a chance to win this game.
Nuggets Trying To Stay Hot at HomeThe Nuggets had their four-game home winning streak snapped by the Los Angeles Lakers before the All-Star break and will be trying to bounce back from the loss when they play their first home game of the second half against the Timberwolves on Sunday by picking up their fifth home win in their last six games.
Denver has struggled offensively this season, averaging 110.4 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 116 points the last time they played at home and will need a similar performance on Sunday if they want to beat the Timberwolves.
Nikola Jokic leads the way for the Nuggets with 20.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game. Jamal Murray is averaging 18.9 points and 4.8 assists per game, while Will Barton is averaging 15.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Nuggets.
Denver is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 106.7 points per game. They gave up 120 points in their last home game and will need to play significantly better to give themselves a chance to win this game.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Minnesota is:
- 9-23-1 ATS in their last 33 games against Western Conference teams.
- 4-6-1 ATS in their last 11 games against Northwest Division opponents.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Denver is:
- 18-15-1 ATS in their last 34 games against Western Conference opponents.
- 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against Northwest Division opponents.