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Timberwolves home to Suns in NBA betting action

Phoenix SunsMinnesota Timberwolves
20-13January 08, 2014, 09:30 | Target Center17-17

The Suns will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Timberwolves in Minnesota at Target Center on Wednesday in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Timberwolves currently sport a record of 17-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-15 ATS. The Suns are 20-13 and 22-9-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Timberwolves post a 17-16-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Suns have gone 17-16 against the number.

View Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Timberwolves in this one, they were listed earlier as -7-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 212.5 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Timberwolves and the No. 5-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-98 win for the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 92-87 loser on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Goran Dragic scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 92-87 to Chicago at United Center on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 107.41 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 14 at 100.21 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.44% so far, less than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 45.85% per game.

Next up:
Phoenix at Vancouver, Friday, January 10th
Minnesota home to Charlotte, Friday, January 10th