Sunday, January 17, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, January 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 13-28 and a road record of 4-17. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 12-29 and a home record of 5-17. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -4.3.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Markieff Morris averages 10.3 points per game in 22.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.9 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Phoenix averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.6 per game. The Suns allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Minnesota averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 16-25-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 23-18-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 16-24-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-21-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
01/16/16 C Alex Len Hand "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
01/14/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/16/16 G Kevin Martin Illness "?" Sunday vs. Phoenix
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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