Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 4/20/2024

The Phoenix Suns (49-33) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (56-26) on Saturday, April 20th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on ESPN. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Timberwolves are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Timberwolves. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.

Suns vs Timberwolves

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The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

The Suns’ most recent game versus the Timberwolves saw Bradley Beal lead the Suns with 36 points while shooting 14/21 from the field. Devin Booker also contributed 23 points as the Suns won by a score of 125-106 vs. the Timberwolves.

As they prepare for today’s game, the Suns are looking to build on their three-game winning streak. Overall, they are 49-33 and currently hold the 6th spot in the Western Conference. In the Pacific division, they are in 2nd place.

Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 35-46 for the season so far. Phoenix has gone 25-35 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 10-11 when playing as underdogs.

The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Timberwolves lost to the Suns with a final score of 125-106. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Timberwolves lost vs. the spread as -2.5 point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 216.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Suns, the Timberwolves are 56-26 and are looking to stay above .500. In the Western Conference, the Timberwolves are 3rd and are also 3rd in the Northwest division.

Minnesota has an ATS record of 40-41 for this season, which includes their current four game losing streak against the spread. Minnesota has not been good vs. the spread in their last three home games, and they are 18-23 ATS at home compared to 22-18 on the road.

Suns Offense Breakdown

Today, the Suns enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 116.2 points per game (9th).

Phoenix comes into the game averaging 116.2 points per game this season, which is 9th in the league. On the road, they are averaging 116.7 points per contest, which is 8th in the NBA. The Suns are also one of the league’s most efficient shooting teams, hitting 49% of their shots from the field (5th).

Bradley Beal has hit 73.1% of his threes over his last five games, averaging 3.8 made threes per game in that stretch. This has led to an average of 26.8 points per game in his last five games. Over his last five games, Devin Booker has averaged 23.6 points per game but has shot just 29.4% from beyond the arc. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.1 points per game this season, as is Devin Booker.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Minnesota offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 113 points per game.

Minnesota comes into the game as the NBA’s 17th ranked scoring offense, at 113 points per game. Their scoring average at home is 112 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. The Timberwolves are 22nd in pace, averaging 97 possessions per game.

Looking at Anthony Edwards’ last five games, he has averaged 25.8 points per game on a field goal percentage of 48.8%. In that stretch, he also averaged 5.4 assists. Rudy Gobert has averaged 14.6 rebounds in his last five games to go along with 19.2 points per game.

Suns Team Defense

Phoenix’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 113.2 points per game. Phoenix struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Timberwolves, giving up 13. For the game, Minnesota scored 106 points in the game.

Timberwolves Team Defense

This season, the Timberwolves defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the league while permitting an average of 106.5 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Timberwolves defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 50.7% and 35.6% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Suns And Timberwolves

For today’s matchup, we project Kevin Durant to lead the scoring for the Suns, putting up 27 points and shooting at a rate of 10/19. For the season, he has been averaging 27.1 points per game, in addition to 6.6 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Anthony Edwards to be the top scorer for the Timberwolves. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.1%, and he is contributing 25.9 points per game on average.

Suns vs Timberwolves Trends

  • In their last three road games, Phoenix has averaged 119 points per game while allowing 107. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Minnesota has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 109 points per game while allowing 106. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Suns have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have an overall record of 4-1 while going 2-3 against the spread.

Suns vs Timberwolves Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1.5, 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 214.5 and our model has the Suns and Timberwolves finishing with a combined 225 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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