Suns vs. Timberwolves - 3/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-48) at Phoenix Suns (33-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -4 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSAZ
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday at the US Airways Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and are allowing 105.4 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 20 points and 2.1 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Gary Neal is dishing 2.1 assists and Kevin Garnett is shooting 58.1 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 48.7 percent shooting from the field and 40.2 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Defense continues to be the downfall for the Timberwolves this season, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 14 games when allowing 100-plus points.
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The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 104.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 104.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.1 points and six assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds. Gerald Green is dishing 1.3 assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns need to win games like this if they’re going to get back into the playoff race. The Suns are shooting just 41.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost seven straight games when scoring less than 100 points. Brandon Knight is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Timberwolves are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Pacific and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Timberwolves are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Suns need a win here if they're going to get back in the playoff race, and their offense should do well against a Minny team that plays no D. Give me the Suns and the reasonable chalk.