Phoenix Suns (21-11) at Minnesota Timberwolves (7-26)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +10 -- Over/Under: 226 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Phoenix Suns travel to the Target Center to do battle with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
The Phoenix Suns have been in fine form for a while now as they’ve won 13 of their past 16 games and they will be looking to stay hot after taking down the Bulls in a 106-97 road win on Friday. Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton each scored 22 points, Frank Kaminsky scored 15 points off the bench while Chris Paul chipped in with 14 points and 15 assists. As a team, the Suns shot 50 percent from the field and a miserly six of 22 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going and trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half, before flipping the game on its head in the second half where they outscored the Bulls by 60-39 to win easily in the end.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in a serious slump lately as they’ve lost 11 of their past 12 games and they will be hoping to snap a seven-game skid after getting routed by Wizards in a 128-112 road loss last night. Karl-Anthony Towns led the team with 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Anthony Edwards added 21 points, Naz Reid scored 17 points while Josh Okogie chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 43 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the 3-point line as they stayed in the fight in the first half, before getting absolutely blown off the floor in the third quarter where the Wizards exploded for 44 points to put the game out of reach early.
Looking at the betting trends, the Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 29-11 ATS in their last 40 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota, the Suns are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Suns are 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings in Minnesota.
The Suns have been in great form and they’re certainly a team on the rise this season, while the Timberwolves have been one of the coldest teams in the league and things only got harder for them as they’ll now be without Malik Beasley due to suspension. The line is a little hefty, but the Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and they should be way too good here.