The Minnesota Timberwolves (20-22) are five-point favorites against the Phoenix Suns (21-22) on January 13, 2023 at Target Center. The Suns are 2-8 during their past 10 games. A 222.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.
How to bet Timberwolves vs. Suns
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -197 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +164 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 222.5 points.
Timberwolves vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, January 13, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSAZ
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Timberwolves vs. Suns Betting Trends
The Timberwolves have played 42 games, with 18 wins against the spread. Minnesota has been the favorite in 23 games this season and has come away with the win 13 times (56.5%) in those contests. Timberwolves games this year have gone over the total in 20 out of 43 opportunities (46.5%).
The Suns are 21-22-0 against the spread this season. Phoenix has been the underdog on the moneyline 16 total times this season. Phoenix has finished 5-11 in those games. Suns games this year have eclipsed the over/under 19 times in 43 opportunities (44.2%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards: Questionable (Hip), Taurean Prince: Questionable (Ankle), Kyle Anderson: Questionable (Illness), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
Suns: Landry Shamet: Questionable (Hip), Deandre Ayton: Questionable (Ankle), Chris Paul: Questionable (Hip), Cameron Payne: Out (Foot), Devin Booker: Out (Groin), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota ranks 12th in the NBA with 114.8 points per game so far this year. At the other end, it ranks 19th with 115.5 points allowed per game. The Timberwolves are putting up 117 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 4.5 more points than they’re averaging in away games (112.5). The Timberwolves’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, racking up 114.2 points a contest compared to the 114.8 they’ve averaged this season.
Minnesota is making 11.2 treys per game (21st-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 34.7% three-point percentage (19th-ranked). The Timberwolves are attempting 54 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 62.6% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 73.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 32.3 threes per contest, which are 37.4% of their shots (and 26.4% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
In 2022-23, Phoenix is 17th in the league offensively (112.7 points scored per game) and ninth on defense (111.4 points allowed). At home the Suns are scoring 114.2 points per game, three more than they are averaging on the road (111.2). In their previous 10 games, the Suns are averaging 104.3 points per contest, 8.4 fewer points than their season average (112.7).
Beyond the arc, Phoenix is eighth in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.9). It is third-best in 3-point percentage at 38.2%. In 2022-23, the Suns have attempted 62.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 37.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.1% of the Suns’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 30.9% have been 3-pointers.
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