The Phoenix Suns (40-35) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (39-37) at Footprint Center, starting at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The Timberwolves are 5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is 234 points in the contest.
How to bet Suns vs. Timberwolves
Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Suns have -201 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +168 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234 points.
Suns vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Suns vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Suns have 37 wins against the spread in 75 games this season. Phoenix has been victorious in 31, or 68.9%, of the 45 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Suns have eclipsed the over/under in 47.4% of their opportunities this year (36 times over 76 games with a set point total).
The Timberwolves have played 76 games, with 36 wins against the spread. Minnesota has won 51.2% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (21-20). Timberwolves games this year have gone over the point total 46.1% of the time (35 out of 76 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves: Matt Ryan: Out (Illness), Taurean Prince: Questionable (Illness), Karl-Anthony Towns: Probable (Calf), Jaylen Nowell: Questionable (Knee), Kyle Anderson: Questionable (Illness), Austin Rivers: Questionable (Illness), Anthony Edwards: Questionable (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix has a top-five defense this season, ranking fifth-best in the league with 111.9 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 18th with 113.7 points scored per contest. Offensively the Suns have performed better when playing at home this year, putting up 114.5 points per game, compared to 113 per game on the road. The Suns have been racking up 118.3 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 113.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Phoenix ranks 13th in the NBA with 12.3 three-pointers per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 37.6% shooting percentage from three-point land. Of the shots taken by the Suns in 2022-23, 63.7% of them have been two-pointers (70.8% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.3% have been from beyond three-point land (29.2%).
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota scores 115.9 points per game and allow 116, ranking them 11th in the NBA on offense and 18th on defense. At home, the Timberwolves average 116.4 points per game. Away, they score 115.3. The Timberwolves are averaging 117.6 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 1.7 more than their average for the season (115.9).
In 2022-23, Minnesota is 15th in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.1 per game) and 15th in 3-point percentage (36.2%). In 2022-23, the Timberwolves have taken 61.9% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 38.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 71.9% of the Timberwolves’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 28.1% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Suns, and we project that Suns will cover the spread (Suns -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234 points.
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