Timberwolves vs. Suns Prediction
Which 10-win team will be able to pick up an important win tonight and move closer to .500 as the Phoenix Suns host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 9PM ET?
567 Minnesota Timberwolves vs. 568 Phoenix Suns
Monday, December 9, 2010
9PM ET – Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Phoenix is the slight favorite at home, as the Suns are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Timberwolves. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 234 points. The public betting currently is split down the middle, 50-50. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
T’Wolves drop fourth straight
Minnesota has lost four straight coming into tonight following a 142-125 loss at the Lakers on Sunday night. They have failed to cover in all four games as well. Minnesota is 10-12 on the season, 7-5 on the road, 9-12-1 against the spread and 13-9 with the over.
The Timberwolves are putting up 114.8 points per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Defensively, Minnesota is giving up 114.2 points per game while opponents shoot 47.2 percent from the floor. Karl-Anthony Towns is putting up 25.8 points, 11.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game to lead Minnesota. Andrew Wiggins is adding 24.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per outing.
Suns cover at Houston
Phoenix is coming off a 115-109 loss at Houston on Saturday, but the Suns covered the spread for the third time in four games. Phoenix is 10-12 on the season, 5-7 at home, 13-9 against the spread and 13-9 with the over.
The Suns are struggling on defense this season, allowing 117.1 points per game while opponents shoot 46 percent against them. Offensively, Phoenix is putting up 115.3 points per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. Devin Booker is averaging 25.5 points and 6.2 assists per game while Kelly Oubre Jr. is adding 17.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Timberwolves are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 road games, but 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
The Suns have covered the spread in four straight home games and in four of their last five games as a favorite.
The Timberwolves seem like they should be a good team, but they just haven’t been able to put it together. Their defense really struggles, especially on the road. They are giving up nearly 120 points per game away from home. The Suns already picked up a win in Minnesota and I think they will win and cover at home tonight. This is a game where Devin Booker really could go off for about 50 points, as Minnesota just won’t be able to defend him.
NBA Prediction: Phoenix Suns -3.5