Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-10) at Phoenix Suns (5-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns meet Friday night in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a feel good win after losing five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 103.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 23.9 points and 2.1 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.3 points and 9.4 rebounds. Zach LaVine is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Phoenix Suns could also use a bounce back victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 19.3 points and 2.4 assists while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 18 points and 5.9 rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 3.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost three of their last five home games.
The Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Timberwolves are the better team here and should be able to win games like this. However, you get to the point where it's about showing and proving instead of saying and seeing no results. So, until the Timberwolves prove their talent can get wins, I'm going to back the Suns at home in a toss-up game.