So far this season, the Minnesota Timberwolves have proved they're more than a one man team. They might have to cope without four of their leading lights on Saturday when they head to Chicago to face the Bulls. Already without Kevin Love, plus Ricky Rubio, for the initial part of the campaign, the Timberwolves – with an impressive 4-1 record – may be minus JJ Barea and Brandon Roy, who hobbled off during Friday's 96-94 victory over Indiana.
Even with Russian pair Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved flourishing together, it's going to be hard going to recuperate against a Chicago side who have had two days off since their loss to Oklahoma City. The T-Wolves are 4.10 to overcome their woes with Bulls -7.5 on the handicap at 1.91.
There's a little revenge in mind for the Boston Celtics when they head to Milwaukee, 11 days after the Bucks claimed a 99-88 win in Beantown behind 21 points from Brandon Jennings. But the hosts, off to their best start since 2005, will feel emboldened by their 3-1 record so far and a solid win over Washington Friday. Boston, who are 2-3 to date, are 2.12 to extract some payback with the
Bucks at 1.85 to repeat their triumph.
The Denver Nuggets bounced back to a 3-3 record with a huge win over Utah that made it three successive victories. They'll go for four against Golden State who are coming off a rout at the hands of the LA Lakers when their offense spluttered badly.
Denver's scoring has flourished in their upswing, averaging 102 points and they're favoured to win by 2 at 1.91. Golden State have obvious flaws but they're a much more defensive team than in the past so go under the total points forecast of 201.5 at 1.91.
With Mike Brown fired as head coach of the Lakers, his now former side are still at 2.75 to win the Western Conference behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. Amid the chaos, take a look at San Antonio at 9.50 following their consistent start.
Bet of the day: Go under the total points forecast of 201.5 at 1.91 in Nuggets-Warriors.