Suns vs. Timberwolves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 29 (Phoenix Balls Out in Kevin Durant's Return)

Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Rick Bowmer

Suns vs. Timberwolves Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • Coverage: ESPN, BSAZ, and BSN

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns. The Timberwolves rank seventh in the Western Conference with a 39-37 record, while the Suns check in fourth with a 40-35 record. This one is a toss-up.

Minnesota enters on a four-game winning streak that includes a 119-115 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Meanwhile, Phoenix has lost six of its last nine games, but did defeat the Utah Jazz by a score of 117-103 on Monday. Which team will keep pace in a tight playoff race with a victory?

Suns vs. Timberwolves Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: PHO: (-200) | MIN: (+168)
  • Spread: PHO: -5 (-110) | MIN: +5 (-110)
  • Total: 235 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Suns enter this contest as moderate home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 235 points, which is above average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Suns vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Suns -7 - - - - - -290 235

Suns vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

  • The Suns have put together a record of 37-35-1 against the spread this season.
  • This season, the Timberwolves have an ATS record of 4-6 in their 10 games as an underdog of 7 points or more.
  • This season, 36 of the Suns' games have gone over the point total out of 74 chances.
  • Timberwolves games this year have gone over the total in 35 of 74 opportunities (47.3%).
  • Phoenix owns a better record against the spread when playing at home (18-17-0) than it does in away games (19-18-1).
  • Against the spread, Minnesota has had better results away (19-18-0) than at home (17-19-1).

Suns vs. Timberwolves Prediction & Pick

The main storyline heading into this contest is the return of Kevin Durant. Durant has been sidelined for each of Phoenix's last 10 games as he worked his way back from a sprained ankle. The 34-year-old has averaged 26.7 points and 7.3 rebounds (69.0% shooting) in three games with the Suns.

Keep in mind Phoenix posted a 3-0 record in those games. The Suns have a key edge when it comes to shooting from beyond the arc in this one. They hit 37.6% of their three-point attempts (No. 6 in NBA), while the Timberwolves allow an opponent three-point percentage of 37.1% (No. 22 in NBA).

Phoenix has also won six of its last seven games against Minnesota, so back the Suns on Wednesday.

Final Score Prediction: Suns: 123 | Timberwolves: 115

Suns vs. Timberwolves Best Bet

This is a matchup that has gone Phoenix's way as of late. The Suns are 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games against the Timberwolves and have already crushed their Western Conference foe twice this season (116-107 & 129-117 scores). I expect more of the same at the Footprint Center.

While Minnesota has won four straight games, it has allowed at least 115 points in three of those contests. Getting into a shootout does not bode well when facing Phoenix considering the Suns own the seventh-best defensive efficiency mark in the NBA. They will get the necessary stops at the end.

Bet: Phoenix Suns -5 (-110)

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