Suns Vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – January 28, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on January 28, 2022

The Phoenix Suns (38-9) will attempt to extend an eight-game winning run when hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves (24-24) on January 28, 2022 at Footprint Center. The Suns (-8 on the spread) and Timberwolves (+270 to win) will meet Friday at 9:00 PM ET. The over/under for this matchup has been set at 231.

This article refers to betting data as of January 28, 2022 at 6:08 PM ET. See all the up-to-date odds for this matchup in the table below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Suns Vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 28

Suns: Jae Crowder: Out (Wrist), JaVale McGee: Out (Knee), Frank Kaminsky: Out (Knee), Cameron Payne: Out (Wrist), Dario Saric: Out (Knee), Abdel Nader: Out (Knee), Deandre Ayton: Out (Ankle)

Timberwolves: Patrick Beverley: Questionable (Ankle), D’Angelo Russell: Questionable (Shin), Jarred Vanderbilt: Questionable (Foot), Jaylen Nowell: Probable (Sacrum Contusion)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Suns (-8)
Total Pick Under (231)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Suns Vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Suns Avg. (Rank) Timberwolves Avg. (Rank)
112.2 (3rd) Points Scored 111.0 (8th)
104.4 (5th) Points Allowed 110.2 (21st)
45.7 (8th) Rebounds 45.2 (13th)
10.0 (18th) Off. Rebounds 12.4 (3rd)
11.4 (22nd) 3pt Made 14.2 (3rd)
26.1 (5th) Assists 24.3 (11th)
12.8 (10th) Turnovers 14.4 (28th)

Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 40 25.0 5.6 4.4 1.0 0.4 2.6
Deandre Ayton 28 16.8 10.5 1.5 0.8 0.8 0.1
Chris Paul 47 14.5 4.4 10.1 1.9 0.3 1.0
Bismack Biyombo 8 12.8 8.1 1.5 1.0 1.6 0.0
Mikal Bridges 47 12.0 4.1 2.0 1.3 0.4 1.3

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Karl-Anthony Towns 41 24.3 9.5 3.7 1.1 1.2 2.2
Anthony Edwards 42 22.8 5.1 3.5 1.5 0.7 3.3
D’Angelo Russell 38 18.8 3.6 6.9 0.9 0.5 3.0
Malik Beasley 48 11.8 3.0 1.6 0.5 0.2 2.9
Jaylen Nowell 32 8.7 2.2 2.2 0.6 0.2 0.9

Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Phoenix is 25-21-1 this year.
  • As 8-point favorites or more, the Suns are 8-9-1 against the spread.
  • Phoenix has played 47 games this year, and 21 of them have gone over the total.
  • Phoenix and its opponent have broken the 231-point mark nine times this year.
  • The over/under in this game is 231 points, 11.6 higher than the average total in Suns games this season.
  • Minnesota is 23-23-2 against the spread this year.
  • As a 8-point underdog or greater, the Timberwolves have two wins ATS (2-0-1).
  • Out of 48 Minnesota games so far this year, 27 have gone over the total.
  • There have been 17 Minnesota games this season with more than 231 points scored.
  • Timberwolves games average 221.8 total points, 9.2 fewer than the total for this matchup.
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