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Suns vs Timberwolves NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Where: Minneapolis at Target Center
  • Date: Friday, January 13th
  • Betting Odds MIN -3, PHO +126 | MIN -154 O/U OFF

The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 21-22. So far, the team has gone 20-21-2 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Phoenix has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

Not only did the Suns drop their last game to the Nuggets. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 126-97 as 14 point underdogs. In the defeat, Phoenix did not outscore the Nuggets in a single quarter. In the loss, Torrey Craig led the team in scoring with 16 points on a field goal percentage of 100.0%.

The Timberwolves come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-22. So far, the team has gone 18-24-0 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Timberwolves are averaging 116 points per game while allowing 115. This has led to a record of 2-1.

In their previous game, the Timberwolves were favored to win vs the Pistons. However, their 135-118 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Even though Minnesota trailed by just 1 point at halftime, they struggled in the 2nd half and ended up losing by 17. In the loss, Anthony Edwards led the team in scoring with 20 points on a field goal percentage of 44.4%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Suns averaged 119.33 points per game vs the Timberwolves. Similar to the Suns, the Timberwolves scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Phoenix, the team averaged 112.0 points per game. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Suns have averaged 120 points per game compared to 112 for Minnesota. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Phoenix. A combined average of 232 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 43 games, Phoenix is averaging 112.7 points per game (17th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Suns are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.2 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 21st in the league in field goal percentage 46.4%.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Suns are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 9th in the NBA.

Phoenix will be counting Mikal Bridges to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Minnesota, as Devin Booker has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Booker leads the team in scoring at 27.1 points per game. Bridges is 2nd on the team at 15.5 points per contest, which sits 85.0th in the NBA. In his 43 games, he has hit 45.5% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game.

Minnesota will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 114.8 points per game (12th). In terms of pace, the Timberwolves are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.9 possessions per game. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the leauge in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 11th in the league in made field goals per game.

On defense, the Timberwolves will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 24th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Anthony Edwards, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Edwards leads the team in scoring at 23.6 points per game while Russell is 2nd at 17.2. For the season, Edwards is 32nd in the NBA in usage rate and 86th in player efficiency. Behind him, Russell has taken 15.3% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 45.9%.

Suns vs Timberwolves Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Timberwolves -3
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF

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