Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Prediction NBA Picks 4/26/24

Phoenix Suns (49-35) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (58-26)

Game Info: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -163 / Minnesota Timberwolves +133 --- Over/Under: 209.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in game 3 West NBA Playoffs First Round action at the Footprint Center. Here’s a Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Prediction.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a chance to all but end the series with a win and a 3-0 series lead. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24 points and 7 rebounds, while Jaden McDaniels is averaging 17 points and 1.5 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Karl-Anthony Towns is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 88.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns need a win to give themselves a chance to make a series of this and cut the deficit to 1-2. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 94 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 24.5 points and 1.5 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 19 points and 2.5 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Injury Report

Jaylen Clark will continue to be out for the Timberwolves, while Kyle Anderson is questionable with a hip issue he suffered in game 1. Anderson was eligible to play in game 2 but didn’t see the court. Damion Lee will continue to be out for the Suns, while Grayson Allen is questionable with an ankle injury. Allen got hurt in each of the first two games, and it didn’t look great when he got helped off the court in game 2.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Kevin Durant ranks 5th amongst qualified players for points per game (27.1) this season.
  • Devin Booker ranks 6th amongst qualified players for points per game (27.1) this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Rudy Gobert ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.9) this season.
  • Mike Conley ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.2%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (25.1).
  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 win percentage this season (34.1%).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (106.5).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal percentage this season (45.0%).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Prediction

The Phoenix Suns are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home and down 0-2 in the series. If the Suns are going to get back in this series, it would start here. You'd think a team that has Durant, Booker, and Beal will be able to figure things out. The problem is the Minnesota Timberwolves have controlled the pace in this series, and they have a massive edge in the paint and on the glass. The Suns haven't been able to find a rhythm offensively, and they're also dealing with a banged up Allen, who is their fourth-best player. Again, the Suns have top level talent, and it's hard to believe they'll go out this easily. The value is still with the Timberwolves and the free buckets. I'll take them.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +4

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