Basketball betting heavily favors the Denver Nuggets on Monday as they host the Minnesota Timberwolves.
While the Nuggets are favored in NBA betting and expected to win, it should be noted that Minnesota has covered the pointspread in their last five trips to Denver.
Basketball betting has this as the 2nd game of a four-game road trip for Minnesota. This is the third time Minnesota and Denver will have met this season in basketball betting. Each team has won on the road in NBA betting. The Nuggets won 124-111 at Minnesota as Carmelo Anthony had 22 points while Minnesota won 106-100 in Denver as Corey Brewer led Minnesota with a career-high 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Minnesota has won only eight games straight up this season but they are almost .500 against the basketball betting pointspread. On the road they actually are .500 at 9-9 vs. the NBA betting odds. The Timberwolves have done well lately against the Northwest Division, covering their last four against the basketball betting line. Minnesota has also been very good against the Western Conference going 9-4 vs. the basketball betting line in their last 13 games. The concern for those backing Minnesota in basketball betting is that the Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-0 in basketball betting in the last 5 meetings in Denver and the road team is 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings in this series.
Denver has not been a good team for those involved in NBA betting. The Nuggets are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. They are 1-6-1 in basketball betting in their last 8 vs. the Western Conference. Denver is 10-8 at home this season in basketball betting but Denver was not been very good without guard Chauncey Billups in the lineup. The good news is that Billups is back and he scored 27 points in their last game against Cleveland. It will be important to monitor the lineup for this game since Carmelo Anthony is questionable. He leads Denver in scoring at 30 points per game this season.
The last seven Minnesota road games have gone over the basketball betting total. Four of their last five against the Northwest Division have gone over the total. Four of the last five Denver games against the Western Conference have gone under in NBA betting.