Stadium: Ball Arena (Denver).
Denver and Minnesota are deciding who will end up sixth in the West. The Nuggets are still ahead, so the upcoming meeting is almost the last chance for the Timberwolves. Will Minnesota take advantage of it? Here are a few options to bet on.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Denver Never Found the Safety Buffer
Nikola Jokic is brilliant and phenomenal, but, as the Nuggets' example shows, even having such a unique performer on a team doesn't really solve anything. For example, look at Denver's previous game against the underdog, Indiana. Jokic was one assist short of a triple-double with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists; but his team nearly lost. Denver led by as many as 30 points in the first half before dropping the lead at the second. The result was a hard-fought 125-111. A win that leaves many questions about the Nuggets' prospects in the upcoming playoffs. Overall, Denver has 46-31. The team ranks 6th in the West, tied with Utah for 5th place and three wins ahead of 7th Minnesota.
Minnesota Had a Disappointing Trip to the East
The game against Denver will be the Timberwolves' third away. Chris Finch's squad lost the first two, falling short against top Eastern Conference opponents. First, Minnesota failed 112-134 to Boston. Then they beat Toronto 102-125. Once again, these matches only revealed the Timberwolves' weaknesses. The team has improved a lot on offense this season, but the defense is still among the worst in the league. We doubt that in today's matchup the Timberwolves will overcome it.
Expert Betting Tips
For Minnesota, the game in Denver might be their last chance to clinch a top-6 spot and a playoff ticket. The Nuggets' current form allows Chris Finch's team much to their liking. Denver's defense is also failing, and offensively, coach Michael Melon still hasn't figured out what to do with Nikola Jokic. Will he unlock the Serb's potential without hurting the team? We'll see. Prediction: Minnesota to win.
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