Timberwolves home to Suns in NBA betting action
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Minnesota and Phoenix on Saturday, with the host Timberwolves trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
The Timberwolves bring a 29-50 record (37-40-2 ATS) to the battle against the 24-55 Suns, who are 31-46-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 38-40-1 so far and the Suns go 36-41-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 198 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Suns odds would favor the Timberwolves if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-91 win for the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 14-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 28 in the league with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.2 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 102-91 winner on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dallas was victimized for 21 points and 13 assists by Goran Dragic as the Suns defeated the Mavericks 102-91 in NBA action on Wednesday.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 107-100 loser on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Minnesota got 23 points from J.J. Barea but lost anyway 107-100 against the Jazz on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Suns at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Phoenix is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Phoenix is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Minnesota is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing Phoenix
Minnesota is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Phoenix home to Houston, Monday, April 15
Minnesota home to Utah, Monday, April 15