2019-20 NBA – Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves taking place? Sunday 10th November, 2019 – 20:30 (UK)

Where is Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves taking place? Target Center

What channel is Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves on? Fox Sports, NBA TV

Where can I stream Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service

Where can I get tickets for Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Denver Nuggets 99 – 95 Minnesota Timberwolves

THE TEAM NEWS

DENVER NUGGETS

  • The Nuggets are coming off a huge 100-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night, and they are on a three-game winning streak at the moment. That streak comes on the heels of a two-game losing streak, but Denver has enjoyed a great start to the season. They sit in second place of the Western Conference with a 6-2 mark after eight games.
  • Denver should be relatively healthy ahead of this game. Doubtful players in recent days such as Will Barton, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray have all been listed as available ahead of Sunday’s contest. The lone absentee will Bol Bol, who is yet to play this season.
  • Jamal Murray will be Denver’s player to watch here. The shooting guard, who is coming off a 22-point, 11-assist effort during Friday’s win over the 76ers, is averaging career-high figures in points (19.3), rebounds (5.0) and field-goal percentage (46.7) per game through his first eight games of the season.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

  • The Timberwolves have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the NBA this season, but they have also been quite exciting thanks to their young core. So far, they own a 5-3 mark even though they have gone 2-3 in their last five contests. They are coming off a 125-119 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors this past Friday.
  • Jeff Teague (illness), Shabazz Napier (hamstring) and Jordan Bell (shoulder) are all listed as questionable ahead of Sunday’s tilt. All three will be game-time decisions, although Teague has the biggest chance of playing of the three.
  • Andrew Wiggins will be Minnesota’s player to watch here. Even though Karl-Anthony Towns remains the team’s biggest star, Wiggins scored 40 points Friday against the Warriors and has topped the 20-point plateau in six of his eight games this season. The talented small forward is currently averaging a career-high 24.6 points per game during the current campaign.

THE PREDICTION

Both teams are coming off wins in their previous contests, although these were different – while the Nuggets defeated a bonafide title contender, the Timberwolves needed an overtime period to top a depleted Warriors squad. Minnesota have allowed at least 109 points in each of their last four regular season contests, while the Nuggets are on a streak of allowing under 100 points in each of their last three wins. Based on recent trends, Denver should nullify Minnesota’s attack and secure the win.

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