Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 4/26/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (56-26) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (49-33) on Friday, April 26th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on ESPN. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Suns are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Suns. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

Timberwolves vs Suns

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The Timberwolves picked up a 12-point win in the most recent game of this series, beating the Suns 105-93. Going into the game, Minnesota was favored by three points and easily covered the spread. The over/under line for the game was 211.5 points, and the teams fell 13.5 points short of that total.

Minnesota was led by Jaden McDaniels, who scored 25 points and was also a force on the glass with eight rebounds. The Timberwolves held the Suns to just 36.4% shooting from three-point range and eight made threes. Devin Booker led Phoenix with 20 points.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

Minnesota comes into tonight’s game ranked 18th in the league in scoring at 113 points per game. They have been a little better on the road, averaging 114 points per game compared to 112 at home. In terms of field goal percentage, the Timberwolves are 9th in the league, hitting 48% of their shots this season.

Anthony Edwards has been playing well for the Timberwolves of late, averaging 20 points per game over his last five games. In these games, he shot 45.2% from the field. For the season, he has hit 35.7% of his threes and is averaging 2.4 made threes per game. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.8 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Timberwolves this season.

Suns Offense Breakdown

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Phoenix comes into the game as the NBA’s 10th-ranked scoring offense, at 116.2 points per game. For the season, they have hit 49% of their shots from the field, which is the 5th best mark in the league. The Suns are also 5th in three-point shooting, at 38%.

Devin Booker and Kevin Durant are both averaging 27.1 points per game this season, which is tied for the 4th best mark in the league. Durant has hit 52.7% of his shots this season, while Booker has hit 48.3% of his field goal attempts. Over his last five games, Bradley Beal has hit 60.9% of his threes and 56.4% of his shots overall, averaging 22.2 points per game in that stretch.

Timberwolves Team Defense

On the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been the best defensive team in the league, allowing just 106.2 points per game. They have been especially tough at home, where they allow just 103.3 points per contest.

Minnesota has done an excellent job defending the three-point line, allowing opponents to shoot just 35.6% from beyond the arc. In terms of made threes allowed per game, they are third in the league at 11.4.

Over their last five games, the Timberwolves have seen a slight dip in their field goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to shoot 48.7% from the floor. However, they have been able to hold opponents to just 39.5% shooting from three-point range during that stretch.

Suns Team Defense

When playing at home this season, the Phoenix Suns have given up an average of 112.8 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. Over their last five games, they have allowed an average of 109.2 points per game, which is 14th in the league during that stretch. So far this season, opponents have scored less than their season average in 59.8% of games vs. the Suns.

On the defensive end, Phoenix is 8th in defensive rebounds, 7th in blocked shots, and 23rd in personal fouls. They have also done a good job defending inside the arc, as they are 6th in two-point shooting percentage allowed. From beyond the arc, they are 18th in three-point shooting percentage allowed.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Suns

In today’s game, we anticipate Anthony Edwards leading the scoring for the Timberwolves, contributing 26 points while shooting 9/20 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 25.9 points per game, in addition to 5.4 rebounds.

As for Phoenix, Kevin Durant is projected to be the primary scorer for the Suns. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 27, and adding 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.3%, and he is contributing 27.1 points per game on average.

Timberwolves vs Suns Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Minnesota has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 109 points per game.
  • Across the Suns last ten home games, the team averaged 110 points per game while allowing 109. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Timberwolves have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Suns have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.

Timberwolves vs Suns Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Suns vs. Timberwolves game, we suggest taking the Timberwolves at +4. Even though our predictions have the Suns winning 114-113, we see the Timberwolves as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 206.5 and our model has the Timberwolves and Suns finishing with a combined 227 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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