Minnesota Timberwolves (13-15 ) vs Phoenix Suns (5-24)Date : 12/15/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Talking Stick Resort Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns
The Suns will welcome the Timberwolves to Talking Stick Resort Arena as they are coming off a win against the Mavericks while the Wolves lost to the Kings. Game tips off at 9:00 PM ET.
Minnesota Timberwolves's Latest Performance :
The Wolves will look to bounce back after being destroyed by the Kings in their last game. They couldn’t defend the three ball as they allowed 18 threes. The Wolves will look to pick up their first win against a Western Conference team this season, they are currently 0-10. The Wolves will hope to get back into their winning ways after trading away Butler early in the season. Jeff Teague handed out 13 assists he has double-digit dimes in three of his past four games and six times all season — five of which have come since the Jimmy Butler trade. He will look to take advantage of the Suns younger guards in his next game. Towns will look to dominate rookie Ayton as he will do all he can to pick up their first win against a Western Conference opponent.
Phoenix Suns 's Latest Performance :
The Suns were able to pick up their fifth win of the season against the Mavericks. Leading the way for the Suns was TJ Warren as he was able to score 30 points which were a season high. He’s coming off a 23-point Tuesday and looks to be back after a nagging ankle issue limited him since Nov. 30. Warren does have some durability issues in his career. He will look forward to the matchup going up against Wiggins. Trevor Ariza scored 13 points with eight rebounds, five assists, four steals, and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes. He will officially be eligible for a trade, as I suspect the Suns will move him to a contender for picks. All eyes will be on rookie Ayton as he will look to bounce back after struggling to shoot the ball against Jordan in his last game. He finished the game with only 7 seven points on the night. Going up against Towns will be a challenge for him. The Suns will still be without Booker who is close to returning.
How Minnesota Timberwolves & Phoenix Suns Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Suns are 21-45 ATS in their last 66 games following a straight up win.
Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
Against The Spread Selection: Minnesota Timberwolves
My reason for the pick :
The Wolves will be able to pick up their first win against a Western Conference team and snap their three-game losing streak. Towns will dominate Ayton down on the low block. Teague will have another double digits assist game. It will be hard for the Suns to win at home if they only rely on Warren to be their primary scorer. Go with the Wolves.
Betting trends for Minnesota Timberwolves:
- Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Betting trends for Phoenix Suns :
- Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.