Suns vs. Timberwolves Prediction
Will the Phoenix Suns continue their road struggles tonight when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 7PM ET?
503 Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Sunday, January 20, 2019
7PM ET – Target Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Timberwolves are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -12 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 227.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 62 percent going on the T’Wolves at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Suns on road skid
Phoenix has lost three straight, all on the road. They suffered a 135-115 loss at Charlotte on Saturday. The Suns are now 11-36 overall, 4-19 on the road, 21-26 against the spread and 26-21 with the under.
The Suns are struggling on both sides of the floor. The offense is putting up 106.2 points per game this season while shooting just 33.8 percent form the arc. Defensively, Phoenix is allowing 115 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 48.3 percent. DeAndre Ayton is questionable to play today due to an ankle injury. The rookie center is averaging 16.4 points and 10.6 rebounds this season. Devin Booker is leading the team with 24.7 points and 7.0 assists per game.
T’Wolves trying to avoid losing streak
Minnesota is coming off a 116-113 loss at home to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. The Timberwolves have lost and failed to cover in three of their last four. Minnesota is now 21-24 on the season, 15-8 at home, 23-22 against the spread and 24-21 with the over.
The Timberwolves are putting up 111.5 points per game on offense this season while giving up 112 per game. Their defense ranks last in 3-point percentage, as opponents hit 37.5 percent against them. Karl-Anthony Towns is leading the team with 22.2 points and 12.2 rebounds per game while Derrick Rose is adding 18.9 points and 4.8 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Suns are 7-0 against the spread in their last seven against a losing team and 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games on 1 day of rest and the home team is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings between these two.
Phoenix played yesterday and suffered a loss. The Suns should have some tired legs today and could be without Ayton against one of the best big men in Towns. Minnesota lost to Phoenix on the road back in December, but the T’Wolves are a much different team at home. They are 14-9 ATS at home and their defense is far better on their home floor. I think Minnesota should cruise today.
NBA Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves -12