Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns – 17h00 03/23/2022 [PT]: Expect surprise from the Wolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves just had to receive an unfortunate defeat to the Dallas Mavericks in the last match, thereby returning to 7th place on the West Coast without even keeping the Play-off ticket. The Wolves are still a remarkable team in the NBA at the moment, with their high performance and valuable stars. Clashing with Phoenix in the next match, Towns and his teammates’ chance to win will not be high. Suns is also in impressive form during the period without CP3 due to injury and will continue to become a formidable opponent.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently in 7th place in the Western standings with 42 wins and are 0.5 matches behind Denver in the Play-off area. In addition to having to stay in good form and limit injuries, the Wolves need to assert their bravery in decisive moments to win victory against formidable opponents. Phoenix Suns are still leading the East Coast and it is not too early to confirm the Seed 1 position in their hands. The difference of up to 9 matches with the 2nd ranked team when the annual season is only 10 rounds to end, almost an impossible task.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Handicap
- Quarter 1: Phoenix Suns
- Quarter 2: Minnesota Timberwolves
- Quarter 3: Phoenix Suns
- Quarter 4: Minnesota Timberwolves
The Phoenix Suns have always been rated higher than the Minnesota Timberwolves in recent seasons, with 7 wins in the last 8 encounters. In this season, the Gorillas have won both matches both at home and away. Compared to that period, the Suns are undervalued when the return of Chris Paul, Crowder and Cameron Johnson is uncertain. If this happens, it means that the Suns’ attack will continue to depend on Booker and Ayton. In a tough victory over Kings, the point guard wearing the number 1 shirt once again led the scoring list with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Ayton took home a Double Double with 12 points and 10 rebounds that day. The Timberwolves have no significant injuries in the next match, they will still have the Big Three: Towns – Russell – Edwards in the starting lineup. Against a Dallas defense too well in the last match, Towns only got 22 points – a very low score compared to this previous good week of Big Man. The ability to score points of the remaining two names and the defense of Beverley or Beasley give hope to the wolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are still the best scoring team in the NBA in recent games, with an average of 127.1 points. Phoenix Suns is also ranked 3rd in this statistic with 121.8 points scored per game. The scenario of the upcoming clash will probably not be much different from the last time, an open match with an impressive level of points from both sides with the direction of the match towards the Over.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns final score prediction & odds
- Quarter 1: Minnesota Timberwolves 26 – 31 Phoenix Suns
- Quarter 2: Minnesota Timberwolves 29 – 24 Phoenix Suns
- Quarter 3: Minnesota Timberwolves 31 – 35 Phoenix Suns
- Quarter 4: Minnesota Timberwolves 36 – 28 Phoenix Suns
- Halftime: Minnesota Timberwolves 55 – 55 Phoenix Suns ( U )
- Fulltime: Minnesota Timberwolves 122 – 118 Phoenix Suns ( O )
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns cluster table
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns lineup prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves: Edwards, Beverley, Towns, Vanderbilt, Russell.
Phoenix Suns: Bridges, Booker, Ayton, Payton, Crowder.
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