Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Parlay 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 19-13. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 12-22. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per contest and giving up 112.8, which is a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-17-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-14-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-16-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 17-17-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/20/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot is "?" Saturday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/06/17 SG Devin Booker Groin is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.6 points per contest in 36.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%. Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Mike James averages 10.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 20.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 76%. T.J. Warren has scored 18.9 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 106.3 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Minnesota averages 107.8 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.44 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns give up 112.8 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year. Phoenix is 12th in the NBA with 105.8 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 46 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.1. The Suns are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.8.
The Timberwolves are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Phoenix is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Suns are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix
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