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Minnesota TimberwolvesPhoenix Suns
April 11, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Odds

17-63TEAM RECORD38-42

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Timberwolves travelling to Phoenix Monday to face the Suns on Monday.

Phoenix battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 17-63 mark (35-45 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-40 for the Suns and 38-41-1 for the Timberwolves.

View Minnesota vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Suns) and the No. 22 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-98 result in favor of the Suns is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 1 in the league with 44.4 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 9 with 7.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 109.6 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 130-106 loser on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 13.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (236) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Minnesota was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Denver and falling 130-106 at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 115-90 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Dallas and falling 115-90 at American Airlines Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 1-9
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Timberwolves at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Phoenix is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Houston, Wednesday, April 13
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Wednesday, April 13

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