Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/26/2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 7-13. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.8 as they are averaging 107.0 points per contest while giving up 115.8 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 11-8. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-10-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-10-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/25/17 PG Jeff Teague Achilles is "?" Sunday vs. Phoenix
11/25/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot is "?" Sunday vs. Phoenix
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 22.5 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 87%. T.J. Warren averages 18.7 points per contest in 30.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Andrew Wiggins has scored 18.8 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Jimmy Butler averages 17 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 47.1 boards per contest and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 16.7 per game. The Suns allow 115.8 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 22 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 11th in the NBA with 107.5 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.74. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.1. The Timberwolves are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Timberwolves give up 108.3 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 49% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 41.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Suns are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Phoenix is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 5th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +6.5
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