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Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 4-26-24 Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves (58-26) vs. Phoenix Suns (49-35)
April 26, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix Suns -4.5; Over/Under: +209.5
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The Minnesota Timberwolves invade the Footprint Center to take on the Phoenix Suns in Game 3 NBA Playoffs on Friday night. Here’s a Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Prediction.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be aiming to take a commanding 3-0 series lead after routing the Suns in a 105-93 win in Game 2 on Tuesday. Jaden McDaniels led the team with 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting, Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley each scored 18 points, while Anthony Edwards chipped in with 15 points and eight assists on three of 12 shooting. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 44 percent from the field and nine of 32 from the 3-point line as they wrestled with the Suns early on and trailed going into halftime, before they played great defense to dominate the second half by 55-42 to lead by as many as 19 points at one stage.

Phoenix Suns

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns are almost in a must-win situation now after failing to get the job done in the first two games of the series. Devin Booker led the team with 20 points and five assists, Kevin Durant added 18 points, while Bradley Beal chipped in with 14 points and six assists. As a team, the Suns shot 44 percent from the field and eight of 22 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control when they took the narrow lead at halftime, but it was all downhill from that point as the Suns just couldn’t match the Timberwolves the rest of the way. Eric Gordon had a decent game of 15 points in just 23 minutes off the bench, but no other bench player finished in double figures.

Phoenix Suns Team Facts

  • The Suns have won each of their last six home games against the Timberwolves.
  • The Suns have covered the spread in each of their last six games as home favorites against the Timberwolves.
  • Each of the Suns’ last seven home games against Western Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Facts

  • The Timberwolves have lost 13 of their last 14 playoff road games.
  • The favorites have covered the spread in each of the Timberwolves’ last six games at Footprint Center.
  • Each of the Timberwolves’ last four night games against the Suns following a home win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Prediction

The Timberwolves are still shorthanded with Jaylen Clark ruled out, and Kyle Anderson listed as questionable, while the Suns are keeping an eye on Grayson Allen, who is listed as questionable for this one. The Timberwolves well and truly hold all the momentum after two solid wins to start the series, and they didn’t even require a big game from Edwards in Tuesday’s win. It’s now or never for the Suns, who desperately need a win, so while I still have the Timberwolves winning the series, I think the Suns can create hold them off for at least one game at home.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Phoenix -4.5

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