Minnesota Timberwolves (7-4) at Phoenix Suns (4-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +9 -- Over/Under: 227 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 50.2 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.3 points and 11 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 19.6 points and 1.5 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 8.1 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a feel good victory here that would snap a five-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 21.3 points and 3.8 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 17.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. Mike James is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost three straight home games.
The Timberwolves are 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 road games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix, the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are showing signs of possibly figuring things out, as they've won five of their last six and are consistently getting the job done on the offensive end. The Phoenix Suns have fallen off yet again, aren't getting stops defensively at all and are on the end of a back-to-back. This is a game where the Timberwolves should have a field day, and while they haven't had many blowouts this season, they should win this game by double digits. The Suns give up way too many easy buckets, and Minnesota should be able to take advantage.