Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks and Tips 1/22/2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 6 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 22-24. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.4 as they average 111.6 points per game while giving up 112.0 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 11-37. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.3 points per contest and give up 115.0, which is a point differential of -8.7.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-22-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-21-0 against the over/under this year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 21-26-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 21-26-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/21/19 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.4 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 12.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
T.J. Warren scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Devin Booker averages 24.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 111.6 points per contest, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 112.0 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 25th in the NBA with 106.3 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.67. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.9. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Suns give up 115.0 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +6
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