Suns vs. Timberwolves Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are listed as an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 224 points.
Phoenix comes in with a 7-13 overall record and 8-12 ATS after a 115-91 home loss to the Pelicans. Minnesota is 11-8 overall and 8-10-1 ATS following a 109-97 home defeat against the Heat. The Suns won the first meeting this season 118-110 on their home floor back on Nov. 11. The Timberwolves are 3-1 straight up and 2-2 ATS in four meetings since the start of last season. The over-under is 2-2.
In the loss to New Orleans, Phoenix was led by TJ Warren with 18 points and three blocked shots. Tyler Ulis had 17 points and two steals. Tyson Chandler added 14 points and nine rebounds. The Suns trailed 72-42 at halftime.
Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in the loss to Miami. Andrew Wiggins had 18 points, three steals and three rebounds. Jimmy Butler contributed 18 points, six rebounds and four assists off the bench. Minnesota was outscored 58-48 in the first half.
Phoenix is 1-4 in its last five meetings in Minnesota. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Minnesota.
The Suns will pull out a decent performance every once in a while, but they also often get trounced by teams with a lot of firepower. The T-Wolves have that between Towns, Butler, Wiggins and Jeff Teague. Look for Minnesota to run away with this game at home.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -11