Nuggets vs. Timberwolves NBA Preview (3/19/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 19, 2024 - Last Updated on March 21, 2024
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Timberwolves Vs. Nuggets Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are set to host the Denver Nuggets in a pivotal Western Conference game at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday at Target Center. The game will air on NBA TV.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves pregame odds

The Nuggets enter tonight as -7-point favorites over the Timberwolves, according to latest NBA betting odds. With a few injuries on Minnesota and playing on the second night of a back-to-back, we have a total sitting at 213 on most sportsbooks. Denver will look to rebound after a heartbreaking loss against Dallas on Sunday. Current odds on Massachusetts sports betting apps are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Nuggets -7, over/under 213.0
  • FanDuel: Nuggets -7.5, over/under 213.5
  • Caesars: Nuggets -7, over/under 213.0
  • BetMGM: Nuggets -7.5, over/under 213.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Nuggets vs. Timberwolves. 

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves projected starting lineups (3/19/24)

Nuggets starting lineup

PG: Jamal Murray
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Michael Porter Jr.
PF: Aaron Gordon
C: Nikola Jokic

Timberwolves starting lineup

PG: Mike Conley
SG: Anthony Edwards
SF: Jayden McDaniels
PF: Kyle Anderson
C: Rudy Gobert (game-time decision)

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves injuries for tonight’s game

Karl-Anthony Towns remains out with a torn meniscus and is expected to be out the next four weeks. Kyle Anderson will start in his place, while Naz Reid picks up most of the lost production. Reid is questionable tonight alongside Rudy Gobert, possibly leaving them without their usual frontcourt starters to defend Nikola Jokic. Luke Garza would see an increase in minutes if either misses time.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Denver Nuggets team stats ahead of tonight’s game

Denver was 11-1 since the All-Star Break, including a win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Come Sunday, Denver fell victim to a Kyrie Irving buzzer-beater against the Dallas Mavericks. The Nuggets are 47-21, tied for second in the Western Conference with Minnesota. One of the league’s most efficient offenses will take on the top-ranked defense, based on points per game.

  • Points per game: 114.7 (15th)
  • Points allowed per game: 110.2 (7th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.0 (11th)
  • Assists per game: 29.3 (3rd)
  • FG%: 49.6 (4th)
  • 3PT%: 37.0 (13th)

Minnesota Timberwolves team stats ahead of tonight’s game

Despite the absence of Karl-Anthony Towns of late, the Timberwolves are 6-4 in their last 10 games and on a three-game winning streak. They are 47-21, looking to bolster their stance in the Western Conference. However, a lack of options in the frontcourt creates a tough task against the title favorites.

  • Points per game: 113.3 (19th)
  • Points allowed per game: 106.6 (1st)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.1 (10th)
  • Assists per game: 26.4 (16th)
  • FG%: 48.4 (10th)
  • 3PT%: 38.6 (4th)

Player stats for Timberwolves vs. Nuggets on March 19

Denver Nuggets leaders before tonight’s game

Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 23 points, while Michael Porter Jr. added 20 in Denver’s last-second loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Here are the Nuggets’ leaders from their loss to Dallas:

  • Jamal Murray (PG): 23 PTS, 4 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 20 PTS, 7 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Nikola Jokic (C): 16 PTS, 11 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 11 PTS, 8 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG): 10 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Christian Braun (G): 10 PTS, 1 RB, 1 AST

The Nuggets have one of the best duos in the NBA with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. The consistent contributions of Michael Porter Jr. have Denver battling for the top spot in the Western Conference. After getting the big win over the Timberwolves, the Nuggets host the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Here are Denver’s season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 25.9 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 9.1 APG
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 20.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 6.6 APG
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 16.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 13.8 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 3.3 APG
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG): 10.0 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 2.4 APG
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 10.0 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 3.6 APG

Minnesota Timberwolves leaders before tonight’s game

Anthony Edwards finished with 32 points to lead the Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz on Monday. Center Naz Reid added 17, while Nickell Alexander-Walker added 13 points off Minnesota’s bench. Below are the top five players from the Timberwolves’ most recent game against Utah:

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 32 PTS, 7 REBS, 8 ASTS
  • Naz Reid (C): 17 PTS, 4 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 13 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jordan McGlaughlin (PG): 11 PTS, 1 RB, 0 ASTS
  • Kyle Anderson (SF): 10 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS

Currently, Minnesota is led by Anthony Edwards, scoring a career-high 26.6 points per game. Minnesota will look to replace the production of Towns, who is the second-leading scorer on the Timberwolves. Minnesota’s season leaders heading into Monday’s game are as follows:

  • Anthony Edwards: 26.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 22.1 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Rudy Gobert: 13.7 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Naz Reid: 12.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Mike Conley: 10.8 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 6.0 APG
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