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The Minnesota Timberwolves (43-34) hit the road to take on MVP candidate Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (46-31) in a key Northwest Division clash at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, April 1 at Ball Arena in Denver. The Nuggets are coming off a 125-118 win over the Indiana Paces, which extended their winning streak to three games. The Timberwolves fell to the Toronto Raptors 125-102 in their most recent outing, and will be without Malik Beasley (ankle) for tonight’s matchup. Denver is 22-15 at home, while the Timberwolves are 18-21 on the road. 

The Nuggets are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Nuggets vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 238.5. Before making any Timberwolves vs. Nuggets picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the computer simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 24 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 83-51 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, and just revealed its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Nuggets vs. Timberwolves:

  • Nuggets vs. Timberwolves spread: Nuggets -3.5
  • Nuggets vs. Timberwolves over-under: 238 points
Featured Game | Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

What you need to know about the Nuggets

Denver was able to grind out a solid win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, winning 125-118. Center Nikola Jokic had a stellar game for the Nuggets as he almost dropped a triple-double on 37 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists.

Jokic continues to state his case in the race for the NBA MVP award, and will present a tough matchup for Minnesota. The 27-year-old Serbian is averaging 26.5 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game, and he leads the NBA in PER at 32.88. The Nuggets enter the contest with a 48.10% field goal percentage, good for second best in the league. Denver is 35-42 against the spread in 2021-22. 

What you need to know about the Timberwolves

Meanwhile, things couldn’t have gone much worse for the Timberwolves as they lost 125-102 to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. This game was a close 62-60 at the break, but unfortunately for Minnesota it sure didn’t stay that way. Point guard D’Angelo Russell wasn’t much of a difference maker for Minnesota; Russell played for 27 minutes with 3-for-15 shooting.

The Timberwolves have displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they come into the matchup boasting the second most points per game in the league at 115.2. Karl-Anthony Towns (24.4 points, 9.8 rebounds per game), and Anthony Edwards (21.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists per game) lead the way for Minnesota. The Timberwolves are 41-34-2 against the spread in 2021-22.

How to make Timberwolves vs. Nuggets picks

The model has simulated Nuggets vs. Timberwolves 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Nuggets vs. Timberwolves? And which side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Timberwolves vs. Nuggets spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

Source: CBSSports.com

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