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Minnesota TimberwolvesPhoenix Suns
Feb 26, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Odds

20-33TEAM RECORD18-39

The Suns will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at US Airways Center on Tuesday in NBA play.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns are 18-39 so far on the season, and 22-33-2 ATS vs. the number. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are 20-33 and 24-28-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 25-30-2 and the Timberwolves go 26-26-1 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Phoenix opened as 4.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 194.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Suns rated this week at No. 28 and the Timberwolves sitting at No. 21. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-91 result in favor of the Timberwolves today.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 21-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 27 in the league with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 5.4 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 101.1 points per game when playing on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring on their home court.

The Timberwolves were a 100-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. Derrick Williams scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 100-99 against Golden State in NBA action at Target Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Timberwolves at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at LA Lakers, Thursday, February 28
Phoenix at San Antonio, Wednesday, February 27