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Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

Game 3 of the best of 7 series between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns will take place on Friday. The Minnesota Timberwolves, as the third seed in the Western Conference have won the first two games of the series.

The Timberwolves finished the regular season at 56-26, just a game behind the Thunder and Nuggets in the Western Conference standings. Minnesota fell in their regular season finale to drop to the third seed. The Timberwolves are enjoying their best season since 2003-2004 when they won 58 games in the regular season.

For Phoenix, they got into the postseason as the final team in the West without playing in the play-in round. The Suns went 49-33 on the season. Phoenix needed wins in their final three games to grab the sixth seed.

The Phoenix Suns are the favorites in this game at home. The Suns are -4.5 at home. The total for this game is set at 206.5.

Balanced Attack for Timberwolves

In the game two win, the Minnesota Timberwolves saw six guys score double digits in the game. A well rounded, balanced attack saw Jaden McDaniels lead the charge with 25 points. Anthony Edwards only scored 15 in this game, but was able to dish out 8 assists in the game.

Minnesota has been great on the defensive side in this series. Both games so far, the Timberwolves have held the Suns to 94 points per game. The Timberwolves were one of the top defensive teams in the regular season as well. Offensively, they ranked 18th, with 113 points per game.

The Timberwolves have seen guys in and out of the lineup this season. Edwards played in 70 games, but Karl Anthony Towns missed 20 games. Edwards led the team in scoring with 25.9 per game, while Towns was at just shy of 22 per game.

Big Three with Backs to Wall

The big three that the Phoenix Suns put together have their backs to the wall. Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal are going to need to step it up to keep their season alive. In the Game two loss, neither of the three went over 20 points in the game.

Booker was right at 20, but was 6 for 13 from the field. Kevin Durant was 6 for 15, and Bradley Beal was 6 for 17. The Suns also lost Grayson Allen to injury after 17 minutes. He is questionable for this game 3.

Phoenix during the regular season scored more than 116 points per game. The Suns made nearly 50% of their shots, including 12.4 three pointers a game. The Suns need to get to the free throw line more, as they make nearly 81% from there.

Suns Top Timberwolves at Home

The Phoenix Suns need this win, and they need it badly. They cannot fall behind 3-0 in this series and expect to win it. They are back home, and are ready to get into the series. A pair of wins at home would make things interesting. This is the first.

We expect the big three of the Suns to come through strong in this game. The final bet for this game is the Phoenix Suns -4.5 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your National Basketball Association betting!

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