Phoenix Suns (7-3) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-6)
November 9, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +2.5; Over/Under: +226
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The Phoenix Suns invade the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
The Phoenix Suns have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their first 10 games overall, but they will be looking to bounce back from a rare loss after falling to the 76ers in a 100-88 road loss on Monday. Devin Booker led the way with 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Mikal Bridges added 15 points while DeAndre Ayton chipped in with 14 points on six of 11 shooting. As a team, the Suns shot 43 percent from the field and six of 19 from the 3-point line as they struggled to find their offense and were always playing from behind after getting outscored by 33-20 in the first quarter. It didn’t help that Chris Paul left the game after just 14 minutes of action with heel soreness.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in a slump as they’ve lost four of their past five games overall and they will be hoping for a better showing after getting thrashed by the Knicks in a 120-107 loss on Monday. Karl-Anthony Towns led the way with 25 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists on nine of 12 shooting, Anthony Edwards added 16 points with nine rebounds while D’Angelo Russell tallied 14 points with eight assists. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 41 from the 3-point line, but they didn’t match the intensity of the Knicks from the tipoff and they were never in the contest after allowing the Knicks to explode for 76 points in the first half.
Looking at the betting trends, the Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games, 0-5 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Suns are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Suns are 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in Minnesota.
The Suns could be a little shorthanded in this one as Chris Paul is listed as questionable with heel soreness, while the Timberwolves should be at full strength with no player listed on the injury report. The Suns were on a nice run before they got routed by the 76ers in their last outing and now they will be keeping an eye on Chris Paul who could sit this one out. The Timberwolves have been in poor form and they just lost to the Knicks, but they have home court advantage and no injuries so this might be their best chance to beat the Suns this season. This should be a close one, but I’ll go with the Suns to bounce back into form with a narrow win here.