Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (10-12) at Phoenix Suns (10-12)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns meet Monday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 114.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.2 points and 11.9 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 24.9 points and 3.4 assists. Jeff Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.5 points and 6.2 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aron Baynes is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost four straight home games.
The Timberwolves are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Monday games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 8-1 in Suns last 9 home games. The Timberwolves are 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Phoenix.
We've made some nice coin fading both of these teams this season, but now we're forced to back one of them. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to struggle on the defensive side and it won't help playing on the end of a back to back. The Phoenix Suns are well rested and are winning at home by an average of 2.3 points while shooting 47.5 percent from the field. I said yesterday I want nothing to do with these Minnesota Timberwolves and I meant it. I'll lay the bucket with the Suns at home.