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Phoenix favored by 4.5 against Minnesota on Wednesday

Phoenix SunsMinnesota Timberwolves
April 6, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

37-40TEAM RECORD17-61

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Timberwolves try to run the Suns off the court at Target Center in pro hoops action.

The Suns will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 36-39-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Timberwolves are 35-43 ATS. Phoenix is 39-38 against the total, while Minnesota is 37-40-1 versus the number.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 216 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Timberwolves) and the No. 20 (Suns) 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.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense (100.7 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 26 at 105.6 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.9% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (47% on average).

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 107.2 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix was a 97-94 loser in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 11–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Suns endured a 97-94 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Vince Carter at United Center.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 107-105 result against the Nets on April 5. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 212 combined points took the game OVER the total. Michael Beasley scored 20 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 107-105 against New Jersey in NBA action at Prudential Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

A few Suns at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games
Phoenix is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 18 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Minnesota is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at New Orleans, Friday, April 8
Minnesota at Denver, Saturday, April 9