Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets / NBA – The entire regular season fitted in one match for both Minnesota and Denver. They can forget all they have done so far and what they need is to focus only on this duel that will be played in Minneapolis. There is no second chance and the team that celebrates the victory in this match goes into the playoffs, and the one that loses ends the season. Begins: 12.04.2018. – 02:00 CET
Minnesota has a very specific form in the past month, and they usually plays according to the principle: two wins-two defeats. This was affected a lot by Butler’s injury, so the Wolves has from a nearly secure playoffs’ participants came to the position of deciding whether to finish the season or finally return to playoffs after 14 years. We have to be honest and say that Wolves deserve the playoffs, because they played good most of the season, but the strength of the West is such that once good quality teams cannot be in the playoffs.
Wolves, as well as Denver, have 46 wins and 35 defeats, out of which 29 wins and 11 defeats. Just a few days ago, they played against Nuggets and suffered a defeat, even though they celebrated the victory in the first two duels this season. The Wolves are coming to this match with a mini-series of two wins, but as we have already pointed out, they have to forget about all of this and pay attention only to this match. With Butler in the team they are quite different (and much stronger) team and they should have additional strength in the last duel of the regular part.
Probable lineups Minnesota Timberwolves: Teague, Wiggins, Butler, Gibson, Towns
The Nuggets have celebrated against Portland and thus came in the situation to ultimately resolve their destiny. That was their sixth win in a row, and although nearly all have been eliminated from the fight for playoffs (because of the very difficult schedule), the Nuggets have risen above all the problems and came one step away from the playoff. If they lost to Blazers, this match would not have a significant impact, since Minnesota would in the event of a defeat go further, while now the winner of this duel goes to playoffs.
Denver had a similar situation last season because they had to get Oklahoma last night of the regular part of the season, and Portland lost their match, but it happened in reverse (Westbrook in the last seconds scored the three-pointer and his team won) and Denver was left without playoffs. Now they have a chance to “fix” things. It will be difficult, extremely difficult, and the team will be led by the great Jokic (two triple-double effects in the last two games) and the recovered Harris, so they have to give their maximum and try to win this match. There are also experienced Millsap and young Barton and Murray, who know how to play against Wolves, but they have to be careful and do not rush in the attack.
Probable lineups Denver Nuggets: Murray, Barton, Chandler, Millsap, Jokic
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets PICK
There is really no need to repeat how important this match is for both teams, and how great both teams are in attack. They will hardly focus on their defences difficult, regardless of the importance of the match, and because of their diversities in attack, both teams will certainly play an efficient match.
Pick: over 213 points
Odds: 1.93 at 10bet (down to 1.85 can be played)