Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
|Time||10 p.m. ET|
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Two Western Conference teams battle tonight as the Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns. The Timberwolves are fresh off a 107-98 road loss to the San Antonio Spurs where they struggled badly from the floor, particularly beyond the arc where they went 4-of-29. Things don’t get easier for Minnesota taking on a Suns team ranked third in defensive points per game at 106.3.
As for the Suns, they come in with a 5-1 record and have been lighting it up on the offensive side after scoring 124 or more points in three straight contests. They find themselves as 3.5-point home favorites.
Here’s a same game parlay you can bet for tonight’s matchup.
The Parlay: (+190)
- Phoenix Suns 3rd-Quarter Moneyline (-130)
- Anthony Edwards Under 22.5 Points (-115)
Timberwolves vs. Suns — Same Game Parlay
Phoenix Suns 3rd-Quarter Moneyline (-130)
The Suns are averaging 118.7 points per game, tying them for first in the Association with the Golden State Warriors. Through the first six games, they are shooting 49.3 percent from the floor and 51 percent on their home court. They haven’t excelled in one quarter in particular; they have just consistently been putting up strong numbers throughout each.
The Timberwolves defensively have been solid. However, they have struggled in the third quarter by allowing 32.3 points per third quarter. Three times this season have they given up 35 or more points in the third, and this is a great spot for the Suns to take advantage. With the third quarter featuring a lot of offense from their starters, look for the hot shooting of Phoenix to continue and take them on the third-quarter moneyline at -130.
Anthony Edwards Under 22.5 Points (-115)
Anthony Edwards’ point total is set high for this contest, especially given two of his three performances against the Suns last season. In the better shooting performance, he went 7-of-17 from the floor for 19 points over 35 minutes. In their first matchup of the season, Edwards really struggled as he shot 2-of-11 from the floor and logged just nine points in 39 minutes.
He’s getting a lot more good looks this season, and his field goal attempts are up at this point, but he is not in a favorable spot against Phoenix tonight. The Suns have been one of the best teams at limiting and defending opposing shooting guards this season as they have allowed a very low 20.9 points on the third-best field goal percentage of 35.8. They are surrendering only 2.1 made 3-point shots to this position.
For this prop bet to go over, Edwards is going to have to put up 23 points – exactly what he is averaging this season in points per game – and doing so against one of the league’s best defenses does not appear likely. Expect the Suns’ solid defensive play on full display.