Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 1/20/2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 9.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 11-35. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -8.6 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 114.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 21-24. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.5 points per contest and give up 112.0, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 21-25-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 20-26-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/17/19 G Jamal Crawford Knee is questionable Saturday vs Charlotte
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Devin Booker averages 24.5 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.7 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 114.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 17th in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Timberwolves are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Timberwolves surrender 112.0 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Suns are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 28th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Minnesota is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 20th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +9.5
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