The Minnesota Timberwolves will be on the road taking the court against the Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Minnesota will be looking to end a four-game skid following a 108-118 loss in Los Angeles against the Lakers on Sunday. The Suns will be looking for their second win in three games following a 109-115 loss in Houston against the Rockets their last time on the court.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are now 10-11 on the season following a 108-118 loss against the Lakers in Los Angeles. Both Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns were able to score 19 points. Towns passed the ball for a team-high eight assists while Jordan Bell hauled in six rebounds. Minnesota had eight different players finish the game with at least 11 points.
The Timberwolves have been good for an average of 114.3 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 44.1 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 23.7 assists per night while grabbing 47.7 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 115.9 points per game to their opponents. Minnesota has been taking the ball away for 8.2 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 6.4 blocks. They will be looking to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.
The Phoenix Suns are now 10-12 following a 109-115 loss against the Rockets in Houston. Devin Booker was able to connect on 11 of 19 from the field to lead the Suns with 35 points. Ricky Rubio was able to pass the ball for a team-high 13 assists while Dario Saric pulled down 12 rebounds. Phoenix had five different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Suns have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 115.3 points per game this season while shooting 46.1 from the field. Phoenix has passed the ball for an average of 28.2 assists per night with 42.4 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Phoenix gives up 114.2 points per night. The Suns average 8.0 steals per game to go along with 3.9 blocks. They will be looking to avoid back-to-back losses.
As of Sunday night, both the point spread and total were off for this game. I’m sitting here looking at the stat sheet on Sunday night’s Minnesota against Lakers game. The Timberwolves bench did a lot of work against the Lakers, as well as the starters. Monday will be back-to-back tough games on the road for Minnesota. That takes a number on anybody. I like the Suns getting the win at home in this one. I think it will be close and a high scoring game, but my money’s on the Suns straight up.
No trends are available at this time.