Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 4/14/2024

The Phoenix Suns (48-33) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (56-25) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.

Suns vs Timberwolves

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The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

The Suns won vs. the Kings in their most recent game, ending with a score of 108-107. The Suns entered the game as -4.5-point favorites, but their 1 point victory fell short of covering the spread. In terms of the over/under, the combined 215 points was below the over/under line of 225.5.

Across their last ten games, the Suns are 6-4 and come into today’s game with an overall record of 48-33. In the Western Conference, they are 7th and are 2nd in the Pacific division.

Phoenix currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 34-46 at this point. Currently, the Suns are on a two game ATS win streak when they are underdogs, and they are 25-35 vs. the spread as favorites.

The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Timberwolves took down the Hawks by a score of 109-106. Leading up the game, the Timberwolves had a -12-point advantage on the spread but their 3 point win didn’t cover the spread. Concerning the over/under, the total of 215 points remained below the established over/under line of 226.5.

The Timberwolves have gone 3-2 in their last five games and have an overall record of 56-25. In the Western Conference, they are in 2nd place and are also 2nd in the Northwest division.

For the season, Minnesota maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 40-40 ATS. In their last two home games, Minnesota has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 18-22 at home compared to 22-18 on the road.

Suns Offense Breakdown

The Suns come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 116.1 points per game (10th).

The Suns’ offense has been one of the most efficient in the league this season, ranking 5th in field goal percentage and 4th in true shooting percentage. They are also 9th in two-point field goal percentage at 56%.

When it comes to scoring, Phoenix is 10th in the NBA at 116.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more on the road (116.4 PPG) than at home (115.8 PPG).

From beyond the arc, the Suns are 20th in three-point makes per game but have been efficient, hitting 38% of their attempts (7th). In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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Minnesota has recorded an average of 113.1 points per game (18th) throughout 81 games games.

This season, the Timberwolves are 18th in the league in scoring at 113.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging 112.1 points per game.

Minnesota has outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.0% of their games this season and are 10th in the league in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 8th in true shooting percentage.

So far, the Timberwolves have attempted the 23rd most three-pointers per game in the league, but they lead the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 38%. In terms of pace, Minnesota is 21st in the league.

Suns Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Suns’ defense is giving up an average of 113.3 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Suns defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.0% while allowing 36.4% from downtown.

Timberwolves Team Defense

On defense, the Timberwolves come into the game ranked 1st in the league in points allowed at 106.3 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 114.3 points per contest (19th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Timberwolves squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 50.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.4% from downtown.

Key Players For The Suns And Timberwolves

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Kevin Durant will be the primary scorer for the Suns, with 27 points and going 10/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.3 points per game, along with 6.6 rebounds.

As for Minnesota, Anthony Edwards is projected to be the primary scorer for the Timberwolves. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.1 points per game.

Suns vs Timberwolves Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Suns have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 114 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Phoenix has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Timberwolves struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-0.

Suns vs Timberwolves Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2, the Suns is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 217 and our model has the Suns and Timberwolves finishing with a combined 227 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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