Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2019
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North Plus
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -1.5
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (7-7, 3rd in the Pacific Division) head to Target Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Minnesota Timberwolves (8-7, 3rd in the Northwest Division). Phoenix opens this matchup as 1.5 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 222.
The Suns cover the spread 64.3% of the time, having gone 9-5-0 ATS. Minnesota is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 7-7-1 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/21/2019 Ricky Rubio PG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
11/20/2019 Aron Baynes C Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
11/20/2019 Ty Jerome G Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 16
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/21/2019 Jake Layman SF Toe Expected to be out until at least Nov 25
11/20/2019 Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 94%. Kelly Oubre averages 17.6 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 26.0 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Andrew Wiggins averages 25.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 115.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 27.9 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.4 per game. The Suns allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 7th in the league with 114.5 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Timberwolves are 11th in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Timberwolves surrender 116.3 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 47.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
The Suns are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 14th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Phoenix is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 16th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 104.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -1.5
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