Wolves vs. Nuggets, NBA Picks - December 20th

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:32 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 5:32 PM UTC

The Minnesota Timberwolves are also not that great on defense despite being coached by Tom Thibodeau, and they too are on the road on Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets. Could this game also be slightly higher scoring than the sportsbooks suggest?

Wolves vs. Nuggets

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Free NBA Pick: OVER 215 ½Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

The Wolves must be hard to coach this season for Thibodeau. He is probably pulling what little hair he has left out on a daily basis, because no one could foresee how bad this Wolves team truly is on defense.

Despite the presence of Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson, two standout defenders, the Wolves are in the bottom five in defensive rating, and according to Basketball Reference, their opponents have a 54.6 effective field goal percentage, which is worst in the NBA.

Now enter the Nuggets, who have one of the league’s best offenses, and could really blow the roof off the Pepsi Center tonight. The Nuggets have routinely played well at home this season. They are averaging nearly 113 points per game at home, and against bottom five defensive teams this season, the Nuggets are 4-2 cashing the over.

Coming in to this one, both teams have been cashing the over pretty regularly. The Nuggets are 5-3 in their last eight games cashing the over and 4-2 in their last six home games cashing above the total too.

The Wolves have cashed the over in three of their last four games, and they are giving up nearly 109 points per game on the road. With a total of just 215 ½, this is also a steal of a value from the sportsbooks tonight.

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