Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: 2/28/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 28, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-27) are heavy underdogs (+10) in their attempt to break a seven-game losing streak when they host the Phoenix Suns (21-11) at 9:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Target Center. The matchup airs on FS-N. The point total is 226 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Suns vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Suns -10 -110 -110 226 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Phoenix and Minnesota have each won five of their last 10 head-to-head matchups. The Suns hold a 2-0 edge against the spread when matched up with the Timberwolves.

Suns vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/9/2019 Suns Suns -3.5 234 -162 135 Regular Season 125-109 PHO
11/23/2019 Timberwolves Timberwolves -4.5 234 -185 156 Regular Season 100-98 PHO
1/22/2019 Suns Regular Season 118-91 MIN
1/20/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 116-114 MIN
12/15/2018 Suns Regular Season 107-99 PHO
12/23/2017 Suns Regular Season 115-106 MIN
12/16/2017 Timberwolves Regular Season 108-106 PHO
11/26/2017 Timberwolves Regular Season 119-108 MIN
11/11/2017 Suns Regular Season 118-110 PHO
1/24/2017 Suns Regular Season 112-111 MIN
  • 12/9/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton
  • 11/23/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton, Ricky Rubio, Aron Baynes
  • Suns Betting Information

    • Phoenix is solid against the spread, going 21-11 on the season.
    • The Suns have posted a winning record of 1-0 against the spread when the spread is -10 or bigger.
    • Phoenix and its opponents have hit the total 16 times in 32 contests this season.
    Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA Championship.

    Timberwolves Betting Information

    • Minnesota has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 12-19-2 ATS.
    • Minnesota has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 51.5% of matchups this season (17 out of 33 chances).
    Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 12 of 32 opportunities (37.5%) this season, the Suns and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s point total of 226 points.
    • Minnesota has played in 18 games this year (out of 34 total matchups — 52.9% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 226 points.
    • The Suns and the Timberwolves combine to average 4.4 less points per game than the total of 226 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 224.1 points per game, 1.9 fewer than the over/under in this game.
    • The Suns’ average point total in outings this year is 220.9, 5.1 points below the total in this game.
    • The average point total for the Timberwolves this season is 1.2 points less than this game’s over/under.
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    Suns Leaders

    • Devin Booker leads the Suns in scoring, putting up 24.9 points per game.
    • Phoenix is led in rebounding by Deandre Ayton’s 11.7 rebounds per game and assisting by Chris Paul’s 8.8 assists per game .
    • Jae Crowder is the top three-point shooter for the Suns, connecting on 2.4 per game.
    • Paul leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Ayton collects 1.1 blocks an outing to pace Phoenix.

    Timberwolves Leaders

    • Karl-Anthony Towns leads the team in both scoring (22.5 points per game) and rebounding (10.7 rebounds per game).
    • Ricky Rubio puts in work handing out assists and is Minnesota’s assist leader with 6.3 per game.
    • D’Angelo Russell leads the Timberwolves in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 made threes per game.
    • Minnesota’s Rubio has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Towns is first in blocks with 1.9 per game.
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