The Minnesota Timberwolves (8-2) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (4-6) on Wednesday, November 15th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Footprint Center and televised on AZFa. 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 Warriors. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
Timberwolves vs Suns
The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win
In the Timberwolves’ most recent game against the Warriors, Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 33 points while going 12/26 from the field. Anthony Edwards also contributed 20 points as the Timberwolves won by a score of 104-101 vs. the Warriors.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Suns, the Timberwolves are looking to build on their above .500 record of 8-2. Throughout their 10 games, the Timberwolves have posted a 6-0 record against Western Conference opponents, while going 2-2 in non-conference matchups.
Minnesota has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 6-3 against the spread. The Timberwolves are in the midst of a three game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 3-3 record against the spread as favorites.
The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Suns tell to the Thunder by a score of 111-99. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Suns lost vs. the spread as -3.5 point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 210 points remained below the established over/under line of 231.5.
The Suns will face the Timberwolves bringing in an overall record of 4-6 and a 0-3 record over their previous three games. Away from their home court, the Suns have a 3-2 record this season, in contrast to their 1-4 record at home.
This season, Phoenix holds an ATS record of 4-6, which also includes their three game losing streak against the spread. Overall, this season, Phoenix has a 2-5 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 2-1 when playing as underdogs.
Timberwolves Offense Breakdown
Minnesota has recorded an average of 111.9 points per game (17th) throughout 10 games games. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Minnesota offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 17th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Suns Offense Breakdown
In 10 games games, Phoenix has an average of 111.8 points per game (18th). Coming into today’s game, the Suns will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.4 made 3’s per game. If the Phoenix offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 16.2 turnovers per game.
Timberwolves Team Defense
Additionally, the Timberwolves’ defense holds the 1st rank in the NBA, allowing 102.9 points per game.
In the terms of takeaways, Timberwolves are causing 15.1 turnovers per game, ranking 23rd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 7th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.
Suns Team Defense
So far, the Suns’ defense is ranked 14th in the league at 112.1 points per contest.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Suns defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.9% while allowing 35.5% from downtown.
Key Players For The Timberwolves And Suns
Regarding today’s game, our projections have Anthony Edwards leading the Timberwolves with 22 points on 9/17 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.6 points per game, along with 6 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Devin Booker to be the top scorer for the Suns. Our projection has him finishing the game with 17, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 57.5%, and his scoring average is 31.5 points per game.
Timberwolves vs Suns Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Minnesota has an ATS record of just 4-5-1. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 109 points per game.
- Phoenix has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 107 points per game while allowing 107. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Timberwolves have a strong straight up record of 4-1. Additionally, their ATS record was 5-0 in these scenarios.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 5-5 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
The Timberwolves come in as the underdog at +6, 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.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 227.5, and our model projects the Timberwolves and Suns to reach a combined total of 231 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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