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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns 3-18-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2021 – The Phoenix Suns have been one of the hottest teams in the league and they wish to keep that fire burning within. This team is set to host their next game against the Minnesota Timberwolves this Thursday, March 18 at the Phoenix Suns Arena located in Phoenix, Arizona. The game begins at exactly 10:00 p.m. with the live telecast being shown on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports North Plus. NBA League Pass has both feeds on their online live streaming platform. NBA odds have this one easy as the Phoenix Suns are expected to prevail over the league’s worst team, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2021

When: March 18, 2021 10:00 PM ET
Where: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: FOX Sports Arizona | FOX Sports North Plus
Stream: NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +9.5 (-110) 228 o (-110) +425
Phoenix Suns -9.5 (-110) 228 u (-110) -600
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Minnesota Timberwolves are sitting at the bottom of the entire NBA standings with their record at 9-31. They have won twice in their last ten games and trails the dropping Houston Rockets by just 1.5 games. After pulling an upset win over the Portland Trail Blazers, this team hit a brick wall and lost to the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, 121-137. Karl-Anthony Towns had his numbers of 29 points, seven assists and six rebounds while rookie Anthony Edwards had 29 points of his own. Ricky Rubio tallied a double-double of 19 points and 12 assists in the loss.

Players to watch: K. Towns C 20 GP 20 GS 33.1 MIN 22.2 PTS 2.7 OR 7.6 DR 10.3 REB 4.2 AST 0.9 STL 1.7 BLK 3.4 TO 3.8 PF 1.2 AST/TO 22 PER

M. Beasley SG 33 GP 32 GS 33.1 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.8 DR 4.6 REB 2.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 1.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.02 PER

D. Russell PG 20 GP 19 GS 29.2 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.5 OR 2.2 DR 2.6 REB 5.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 16.34 PER.

Phoenix Suns Betting

After a tough loss against the Indiana Pacers, the Phoenix Suns quickly got back to their winning groove with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies, 122-99. This team’s record is now at 26-12 and has won eight of their last ten games. Devin Booker led the team in scoring with 27 points, five assists and four rebounds while Chris Paul outlasted Ja Morant with 18 points, seven assists and three rebounds. DeAndre Ayton almost had a double-double of 15 points and nine rebounds. Jae Crowder chipped in with 14 points while Cameron Payne came off the bench with 13 points.

Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 34 GP 34 GS 33.9 MIN 25.1 PTS 0.2 OR 3.5 DR 3.7 REB 4.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 3.4 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.9 PER

C. Paul PG 37 GP 37 GS 31.7 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.4 OR 4.2 DR 4.6 REB 8.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 3.6 AST/TO 20.12 PER

D. Ayton C 38 GP 38 GS 30.7 MIN 14.4 PTS 3.3 OR 7.8 DR 11.2 REB 1.6 AST 0.4 STL 1.1 BLK 1.7 TO 3.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 19.14 PER.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.
Minnesota are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games.
Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Phoenix.
Minnesota are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Phoenix.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
Minnesota are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Timberwolves are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Minnesota are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Phoenix’s last 16 games.
Phoenix are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games against Minnesota.
Phoenix are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix’s last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Phoenix are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 games this season.
Phoenix are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Phoenix are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in March.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

D’Angelo Russell PG Knee is out indefinitely
Malik Beasley SG Suspension is suspended 12 games (return date 3/27 vs Houston)
Jordan McLaughlin PG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Phoenix
Jarrett Culver SG Toe is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Phoenix

Phoenix Suns

Abdel Nader PF Knee is “?” Thursday vs Minnesota
Cameron Johnson SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Minnesota

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Phoenix Suns
17-22-1 Against the Spread 26-12-2
21-19-0 Straight Up 19-19-0
109 Points per Game 114
117 Points Allowed per Game 108
44.28 Offensive FG% 48.87
76.34 Offensive FT% 83.36
34.97 Offensive 3PT% 38.33
47.88 Defensive FG% 45.93
79.3 Defensive FT% 76.77
37.47 Defensive 3PT% 34.64

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

It is hard to see how the Minnesota Timberwolves can pull a win in this matchup against the very cerebral Phoenix Suns. This should be another blowout loss for the Timberwolves and sportsbook sees that as well.

Moneyline: The underdog Timberwolves are given an ML of +425 for this game while the Suns are -600.

ATS: It is 9.5 points between both teams with the Suns sitting on the -9.5 while the Timberwolves are +9.5.

TOTALs: 228 points is the total handed for this game with the Timberwolves going over and the Suns are under.

Score Prediction: 119 – 105, Suns