Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 4/5/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (53-23) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (45-31) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on NBA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Timberwolves vs Suns

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The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

The Timberwolves beat the Raptors in their most recent game, ending with a score of 133-85. Not only did the Timberwolves win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -17.5 point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 213.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

Heading into today’s game, the Timberwolves have a 53-23 overall record and are currently on a two game winning streak. In the Western Conference, the Timberwolves are the top-ranked team and are also leading the Northwest division.

Minnesota comes in with an overall ATS record of 39-36 so far this season. The Timberwolves maintain an ATS record of 21-16 on the road, while they have a 18-20 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

The Suns won vs. the Cavaliers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 122-101. The start of the second half saw the Suns in the lead, at 72-47.

Heading into today’s game, the Suns have an overall record of 45-31 and are looking to extend their two game winning streak. Against other Western Conference teams, the Suns are 25-21 and have gone 20-10 in non-conference play.

Phoenix’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 32-43 for the season. The Suns currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 23-32 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

Through 76 games games, Minnesota is averaging 113.1 points per game (18th).

On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 113.1 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. However, their offense has been better on the road, where they are averaging 114.5 points per game compared to 111.7 at home.

Minnesota has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 42.1% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Timberwolves are 20th in the league at 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Timberwolves are 9th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 8th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Minnesota is 2nd in three-point shooting percentage at 38%.

Suns Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Suns’ offense is rated 10th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.9 points per contest.

At home, the Suns have been slightly better offensively, averaging 117.2 points per game compared to their season average of 116.9 (12th). Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.6% of their games this season.

One area where Phoenix has excelled is at the free-throw line, as they are 2nd in the league in free throws made per game (19). In terms of pace, the Suns are 15th in the NBA at 98.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Suns are 4th in field goal percentage (49%) and 3rd in true shooting percentage. However, they are just 19th in offensive rebounds (10.2 per game).

Timberwolves Team Defense

Minnesota’s defense has been playing well, ranking 1st in the NBA with 106.0 points allowed per game. The Timberwolves defense is coming off a game in which they held the Raptors offense to just 51% shooting. Overall, they gave up 85 points to Toronto.

Suns Team Defense

So far, the Suns’ defense is ranked 16th in the league at 113.9 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.1 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 5th in blocked shots at 6.1 per game.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Suns

For today’s matchup, we project Anthony Edwards to lead the scoring for the Timberwolves, putting up 26 points and shooting at a rate of 9/20. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.1 points per game, along with 5.5 rebounds.

On the other side, Devin Booker is our projected leading scorer for the Suns. We have him ending the game with a team-high 28 and grabbing 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 49.7% and is averaging 27.6 points per contest.

Timberwolves vs Suns Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Minnesota has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 114 points per game.
  • Across their last three home contests, Phoenix has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 110 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Timberwolves have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.

Timberwolves vs Suns Prediction

The Timberwolves come in as the underdog at +3.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 218 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the over.

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