Suns vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 19, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 19, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (10-31) visit the Phoenix Suns (26-13) as heavy,  underdogs after Anthony Edwards went off for 42 points in the Timberwolves’ 123-119 victory over the Suns. The matchup airs on FS-N at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, March 19. The point total in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of March 19, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 19

Suns:
Cameron Johnson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Timberwolves:
Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jarrett Culver: Out (Toe),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Suns and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Phoenix has a 26-13 record ATS this year.
  • The Suns have a winning record against the spread when favored by 10.5 points or more, going 3-1 this season.
  • Phoenix and its opponents have hit the over in 20 of 39 games this season (51.3%).
  • Minnesota holds a losing record ATS this season with 18 wins, 22 losses, and one tie ATS.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have often hit the over this season, doing so in 53.7% (22) of its 41 games played.

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Head to Head

The Timberwolves defeated the Suns 123-119 in the last meeting between the two teams on March 18, 2021. Devin Booker scored 35 points to lead the Suns, and Edwards scored 42 points for the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves covered the spread as 11-point underdogs, and the teams scored 242 total points to go over the 232.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/18/2021 Suns Suns -11 232.5 -560 418 Regular Season 123-119 MIN
2/28/2021 Suns Timberwolves -10.5 225 -586 425 Regular Season 118-99 PHO

Scoring Trends

  • Phoenix’s games this year have gone over the point total for Friday’s matchup total (231 points) in 38.5% of opportunities (15 out of 39 matchups).
  • 20 Minnesota games this year (48.8% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Friday’s total of 231 points.
  • This season the average total for Suns games is 222.2 points, 8.8 fewer than the over/under of 231 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is four points more than the average over/under in Timberwolves’ games this season (227 points).
  • The Suns have an average implied point total of 113.4 this season, which is 7.6 points lower than their implied total in Friday’s game (121).
  • This season, Phoenix has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (121) 11 times.
  • The 116.9-point average implied total on the season for the Timberwolves is 6.9 more points than the team’s 110-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Minnesota has scored more than this game’s implied total of 110 points 21 times this season.
  • The Suns are the league’s 11th-highest scoring team (114.2 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 28th-fewest points per game (117.3) in NBA action.
  • The Suns have totaled a total of 241 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 6.2 per game), while the Timberwolves have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 311 total points, -7.6 per game).

Suns Leaders

  • Booker leads the Suns in scoring, averaging 25.4 points per game.
  • Deandre Ayton paces Phoenix with 11.0 rebounds per game and Chris Paul leads the squad with 8.7 assists per matchup.
  • Jae Crowder is the top three-point shooter for the Suns, connecting on 2.4 per game.
  • Paul leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. Ayton collects 1.1 blocks a contest to pace Phoenix.
  • Ayton’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks higher than his season average of 1.1.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns holds the top Timberwolves spot in two categories: scoring (23.1 points per game) and rebounding (10.3 rebounds per game).
  • Ricky Rubio has the title of Minnesota assist leader, dishing out 6.6 assists per game this season.
  • D’Angelo Russell makes more threes per game than any other member of the Timberwolves, cashing in 3.0 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Minnesota grabs more steals than Rubio (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Towns (1.6 per game).

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