Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets 4-16-2023

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver  Nuggets 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver  Nuggets 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


West 1st Round – Game 1, Series starts 4/16


In the final game of Sunday’s NBA playoff schedule, the Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Nuggets at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.


The Timberwolves, who are seeded eighth, finished the regular season strong with three consecutive wins and boast the 11th-best defensive efficiency in the league.


In their most recent game on Friday, Minnesota comfortably defeated Oklahoma City 120-95 by outscoring them by 15 points in the second half.


Minnesota’s PF Karl-Anthony Towns was the standout performer, scoring a game-high 28 points on an impressive 11-for-16 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds.


Center Rudy Gobert contributed 21 points and ten boards, while SF Anthony Edwards added 19 points, ten rebounds, and six assists.


The Timberwolves are averaging 115.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 47.1 percent FG shooting. Edwards is averaging 24.6 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Towns is averaging 20.4 points and 4.9 assists.


PG Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Gobert is grabbing 11.8 rebounds. Minnesota is shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line.


The T-Wolves are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.


  • Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 clashes with the Nuggets.
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games against Denver.
  • The Timberwolves are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver  Nuggets Predictions 4/16/2023


On the other side of the court, the Denver Nuggets, who secured the top seed, won 34 out of 41 home games during the regular season and finished fourth in offensive efficiency.


They averaged 115.8 points per game and were led in scoring by two-time MVP Nikola Jokic, who averaged 24.5 points per game.


In their last game against Sacramento, Denver held their opponents to only 28 points in the second half, securing a 109-95 home victory.


Bruce Brown led the scoring for Denver with 21 points on 9-for-17 shooting, along with six rebounds and six assists.


Zeke Nnaji added 18 points and seven rebounds in just 26 minutes off the bench, while Reggie Jackson scored 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field.


  • The total went OVER in 6 of Denver’s last 7 meetings with the Timberwolves.
  • The total remained UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games at home.
  • Denver is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games at home against Minnesota.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets. The NBA pick for this game is the Denver  Nuggets. Minnesota PF Jaden McDaniels fractured his right hand punching a wall and will not play in this series.


The Nuggets rank 18th in the league in defensive efficiency, it is hard to trust them to cover the thick spread. With the Timberwolves fatigued in the series opener, the over is the play. Prediction, Denver Nuggets win 120-113.


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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver  Nuggets 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM ET


Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO


Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023




NBA Odds: Denver  Nuggets -8


NBA Totals: 224.5


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