Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Pick
Are the Denver Nuggets going to cover the spread tonight in a big game versus the Minnesota Timberwolves at 10:30PM ET?
711 Minnesota Timberwolves at 712 Denver Nuggets, 10:30PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Nuggets are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 224 points.
Bet NBA Action For Thursday, April 5, 2018
Denver is still a 5.5-point favorite, which is where the spread opened. The over-under has dropped after opening at 227.5. The spread is at -5.5 almost everywhere, but can be found at -5. The majority of books have the total at 224, but several sportsbooks have it at 224.5 so shop around for the best bet.
As of Thursday afternoon, 64 percent of public bets have sided with the Nuggets. Online wager info also shows that 57 percent of bets are on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Point guard Derrick Rose (ankle), center Cole Aldrich (illness) and point guard Jeff Teague (knee) are all questionable to play. Shooting guard Jimmy Butler (knee) is doubtful. Center Justin Patton (illness) is out. For the Nuggets, shooting guard Torrey Craig (nose) is questionable. Shooting guard Gary Harris (knee) is out. Power forward Tyler Lydon (knee) is out indefinitely.
Denver is one game behind four teams in the loss column as it sits in the ninth spot in the Western Conference, so tonight's game is super important. Minnesota is one of those teams one game up. The difference for me here is that the Nuggets are 29-10 straight up at home this season, while the T-Wolves are only 16-23 straight up on the road. The smart play here is with Denver.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS -5.5