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Timberwolves vs Suns Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 1 (Minnesota's Shooting Woes Continue in Road Loss)

Larry Rupp
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Darryl Webb
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Timberwolves vs Suns Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-3, 1-1 Away) vs. Phoenix Suns (5-1, 4-0 Home)
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Footprint Center — Phoenix, AZ
Coverage: TNT

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Tuesday night with a thrilling matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns. The Timberwolves are coming off a 107-98 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday in which they shot a dismal 4-of-29 (13.8%) from three-point range.

Meanwhile, the Suns saw their winning streak grow to four games after their victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Seven players ended up scoring in double-digits during the 124-109 win. Devin Booker led the way with 30 points (14-of-24 shooting) and Chris Paul notched a stellar 15 assists.

Timberwolves vs Suns Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIN: (+136) | PHO: (-164)
Spread: MIN: +3.5 (-110) | PHO: -3.5 (-110)
Total: 227.5 —Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

The Suns enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 227.5, which is among the highest of Tuesday's projected totals.

Timberwolves vs Suns Prediction & Pick

Playing the Suns at the Footprint Center has become a nightmare for opposing teams. Phoenix posted an impressive 32-9 record at home during the 2021-22 season and has wasted no time picking up right where it left off. Head coach Monty William's squad is 4-0 at home to start the year.

Being without Deandre Ayton (ankle) in this one is a bit worrisome considering Minnesota leans on its size with Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert. However, the Suns have posted the sixth-best defensive efficiency mark in the NBA and saw second-year pro Jock Landale step up on Sunday.

Phoenix is 7-1 straight up in its last eight games against Minnesota, so I'll back the home team.

Final Score Prediction: Timberwolves: 104 | Suns: 111

Timberwolves vs Suns Betting Trends

- Minnesota is 1-7 straight up in its last eight games against Phoenix.
- The total has hit the under in four of Minnesota's last six away games.
- Phoenix is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Phoenix's last seven games in November.

Timberwolves vs Suns Best Bet

If Landale and Bismack Biyombo can successfully defend the paint, it may be a long night for the Timberwolves. That's because they are only shooting 31.8% from beyond the arc this season (No. 26 in NBA) and face a Suns' defense allowing a 34.2% shooting percentage from deep (No. 13 in NBA).

Phoenix is 9-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 home games against Minnesota. Five of the Suns' last six wins against the Timberwolves have also come by at least 4 points. The Suns are rolling right now and backing anything but a comfortable win in front of their home crowd seems too risky.

Bet: Phoenix Suns -3.5 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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