Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns - 3/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (26-12) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (9-31)
Game Info: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm (PHX Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -10.5 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns meet Thursday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 15 of their last 18 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.2 points and 4.2 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20.5 points and 2.5 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning 15 of their last 18 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 114.1 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.1 points and 4.6 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 15.9 points and 4.6 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 2.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Suns are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games and 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The over is 11-5 in Suns last 16 overall. The Timberwolves are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Phoenix and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have shown signs of life over the last week or so, but they've still covered just 10 of their last 13 games and lose on the road by an average of 8.3 points. The Phoenix Suns have not only won 15 of their last 18 tries, but they're 26-12 against the spread on the season. You're sitting on a mountain of cash if you've simply blindly backed the Suns going back to the NBA bubble. Big number, but I'll play the trends and side with the Suns anyway.