Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Prediction NBA Picks 4/28/24

Phoenix Suns (49-36) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (59-26)

Game Info: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns +1.5 / Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5 --- Over/Under: 211.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in game 4 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 look to complete the sweep and advance to the second round of the playoffs for the second time in franchise history. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 117 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 45 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 28 points and 7.7 rebounds, while Rudy Gobert is averaging 17 points and 1.7 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns is the third double-digit scorer and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 88 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns need a win to save their season and force a game 5 on Tuesday. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 99 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 24.7 points and 2.7 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 20.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Injury Report

Jaylen Clark has been out for the Timberwolves since November, and he’ll continue to miss time with an achilles injury. Damion Lee remains out for the Suns with a knee issue, and Grayson Allen is questionable with an ankle injury. Allen hurt his ankle twice in this series and wasn’t able to play in game 3.

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

As I said in my game 3 write up, you'd think the Suns would put up more of a fight given the talent on the roster. Te problem is the Timberwolves are too big and too physical, and they're dominating the paint and the glass. The Suns are being held to one shot nearly every possession, and it puts a ton of pressure on the offense. Durant and Booker can only do so much. It also doesn't help that Allen is hurt, as he led the league in three point percentage and takes pressure off the Suns main scoring options. This just isn't an ideal matchup for the Suns, and the first three games have proven that. While you'd like to see more basketball, I like the Timberwolves to get the sweep and advance to the second round for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5

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