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Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/2019 Odds Picks and Previews

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Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11-23-2019 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: November 23, 2019, 5:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
TV: ATSW
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Phoenix Suns +5.5 (-110) 227.5 o (-110) +193

Minnesota Timberwolves
-5.5 (-110) 227.5 u (-110) -244
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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

Trends

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 7 games.
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Phoenix is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Minnesota.
Suns are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Phoenix is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games this season.
Phoenix is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Timberwolves are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio PG Back is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Minnesota
Aron Baynes C Hip is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Minnesota
Deandre Ayton C Suspension is out 25 games

Minnesota Timberwolves

Robert Covington SF Personal is OUT Saturday vs Phoenix
Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Jake Layman SF Toe is OUT Saturday vs Phoenix
Josh Okogie SG Knee is “?” Saturday vs Phoenix

Head-to-Head
Phoenix Suns Minnesota Timberwolves
36-46 Against the Spread 40-42
38-44 Straight Up 44-38
107 Points per Game 112
116 Points Allowed per Game 113
46.63 Offensive FG% 44.12
80.43 Offensive FT% 74.74
37.47 Offensive 3PT% 31.26
46.03 Defensive FG% 45.81
77.08 Defensive FT% 75.07
34.01 Defensive 3PT% 38.82

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