Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Timberwolves (4-8) will try to defeat the Phoenix Suns (8-3) at Target Center on Monday.
The Suns stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and earned the victory with a final of 119-94 in their last contest. Phoenix finished the game with a 48.9% FG percentage (46 out of 94) and made 18 out of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Suns buried 9 of their 9 shots for a rate of 100.0%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 46 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 28 assists in this matchup while forcing 6 turnovers and getting 12 steals. Concerning defending, Phoenix allowed 37.8% from the field on 37 of 98 shooting. Memphis dished out 59 assists and had 19 steals in the game. Moreover, Memphis grabbed 42 rebounds (17 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Memphis finished the game shooting 56.5% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 23 tries. They made 7 out of their 33 attempts from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Suns finished with 22 and the Grizzlies had 15 fouls.
Chris Paul is someone who came through in the matchup. Paul finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and dished out 12 dimes. He saw the court for 28 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. He totaled 15 points on 6 out of 12 shooting.
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Phoenix will enter this matchup with a record of 8-3 for the campaign. They average 111.7 points per contest (3rd in basketball) while connecting on 48.1% from the field. The Suns are connecting on 36.2% on shots from downtown (123 of 340) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Phoenix is collecting 44.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 301 assists on the season, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Suns are able to force 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are 1st in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 248 conceded so far this season. The Suns are giving up a FG percentage of 44.3% (441 of 996) and they concede 46.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 36.1% on 3-point shots and they are 16th in the NBA in opponents PPG (107.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Timberwolves took a loss by a score of 129-102 when they played the Clippers. In relation to team rebounding, Minnesota allowed Los Angeles to snag 46 overall (12 on the offensive side). They went 40.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 16 out of 40 and finished the contest at 7 out of 9 from the free throw line (77.8%). The Timberwolves allowed the Clippers to knock down 53 of their 99 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 53.5% for the game. When the game finished, the Timberwolves finished 40 out of 102 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.2%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Minnesota buried 11 of their 36 tries (30.6%). They were able to bury 11 of those for a clip of 68.8%. The Clippers earned 14 personal fouls in the game which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for 16 tries. They also gave up possession 10 times, while getting 8 steals for this contest. The Timberwolves corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this contest.
D'Angelo Russell was important for the Timberwolves in this game. Russell tallied 15 points in his 30 mins of playing time and had 8 dimes for the matchup. He made 6 of 16 for the game for a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and earned 2 rebounds.
Minnesota has a record of 4-8 this year. The Timberwolves are responsible for committing 22.4 fouls per game and they hit 76.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.8 times per contest (14th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.7 times per game. Minnesota has accounted for 1,255 points on the year (104.6 per contest) and they average 44.7 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Timberwolves are connecting on 41.3% from the floor, which is ranked 28th in the NBA.
The Minnesota defense allows 32.2% on three-point shots (144 of 447) and their opponents are knocking down 79.6% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 23.0 assists and 50.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 15th and 30th in basketball. The Timberwolves are ranked 20th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 109.0. They are forcing 18.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (19th in the NBA).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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