Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
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Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/2019 – The Phoenix Suns will visit the Twin City on Saturday, looking to snap a three-game losing skid against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Suns’ recent struggles have forced bookmakers to put the road team as a 6.5-point favorite over the Timberwolves, who will be getting Andrew Wiggins back for the second game.
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/2019
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/2019 Betting Odds
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Suns are playing like their old self, their old bad self. On Thursday, the Suns suffered their third consecutive loss and fifth of their last seven games against the New Orleans Pelicans, 124-121. Kelly Oubre Jr. recorded 25 points and 6 boards and Devin Booker tallied 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists in the losing effort. The Suns shot 46.5 percent from the field but allowed the Pelicans to shoot a better FG clip at 53 percent.
Players to Watch: Devin Booker (24.9 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 6.0 APG), Kelly Oubre, Jr. (17.6 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.8 APG), Aron Baynes (14.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.1 APG)
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota Timberwolves has had a rough three-game stretch without Andrew Wiggins, winning only one at the expense of the Utah Jazz on Monday. In their rematch two days after, the Wolves got 22 points from the returning Wiggins but the Jazz’s defense keyed on Karl-Anthony Towns, who was limited to just 14 points on 5-for-10 FG shooting.
Players to Watch: Karl-Anthony Towns (26.0 PPG, 12.1 RPG, 3.6 APG), Andrew Wiggins (25.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.6 APG), Jeff Teague (13.7 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 7.6 APG)
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/2019 Betting Numbers
Phoenix is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Ricky Rubio PG Back is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Minnesota
Robert Covington SF Personal is OUT Saturday vs Phoenix
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks
The Suns will be missing again the service of Aron Baynes, who has been a solid replacement to suspended big man DeAndre Ayton in the starting lineup. Ricky Rubio could also miss the game with the sore back, leaving Devin Booker more responsibility as the primary playmaker. The Wolves, on the other hand, will be playing without 3-and-D player Robert Covington. Josh Okogie could get significant playing in time in his spot.
Moneyline: The Wolves are 2-1 against the Suns in their last three meetings. Although Minnesota has a bad home record at 3-5, playing a Suns team without Baynes, Ayton and possibly Rubio should make the home team the NBA Moneyline bet.
ATS: The Suns are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games after a torrid start that features consecutive ATS wins. Against the Wolves, their ability to cover the spread will be tested once more. In the end, Devin Booker will keep the Suns in the game down to the final seconds and snap their ATS skid.
TOTALs: The total for this game will go OVER 222 points. Setting the 85-point production vs. Boston aside, the Suns are scoring really well this season. Minnesota also had a 95-point dud in their last game, but they should bounce back with another 100+ points outing in this game.
Score Prediction: 125-123 Timberwolves