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Timberwolves vs. Suns - 1/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Suns (13-28) at Minnesota Timberwolves (12-29)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -3 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ, FSN

The Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday afternoon at the Target Center.

The Phoenix Suns are desperate for a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 102.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 19.7 points and 5.3 assists while T.J. Warren is averaging 11.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. Markieff Morris is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and P.J. Tucker is dishing 1.5 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost nine straight road games. Alex Len is questionable with a hand injury. 

Timberwolves vs. Suns - 1/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Timberwolves also need a win to snap a tough nine-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 98.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.9 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.6 points and 9.5 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five straight home games. Kevin Martin is questionable with an illness.

The Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Timberwolves are 17-41-1 ATS in their last 59 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. 

Both teams are hard to back as they have lottery written all over them. However, the Suns are downright awful on the road and continue to play sloppy basketball. Can't beleive I'm eating chalk with a team that's lost nine straight, but...

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Minnesota Timberwolves -3

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