Timberwolves home to Suns in NBA betting action
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Timberwolves will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Suns at Target Center in NBA wagering action.
Minnesota will face the 11-19 Suns, who own a 12-17-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 13-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Suns are 14-16 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Timberwolves) and the No. 29 (Suns) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-93 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 5-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 26 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.4 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 105.8 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring on their home court.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 97-91 result against the Pacers on December 28. The Suns covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 188 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Phoenix got 19 points from Sebastian Telfair but lost anyway 97-91 against the Pacers on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
In their last action, Minnesota was an 87-84 loser at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota suffered an 87-84 loss against Houston on Wednesday, getting 18 points from J.J. Barea in a losing effort at Target Center.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Suns at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Phoenix is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Phoenix at Oklahoma City, Monday, December 31
Minnesota at Utah, Wednesday, January 2