Suns vs Timberwolves Game 2 Picks, Odds | NBA Playoffs Prediction

The 2024 NBA Playoffs continue with a solid 3-game slate this Tuesday -- and the first matchup of the day we'll preview is Suns vs. Timberwolves Game 2, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

The T-Wolves are 3-point favorites on the spread in Tuesday's contest, while the total is set at over/under 212.5 total points at DraftKings.

Here's everything you need to know about Suns vs T-Wolves -- the latest betting odds, as well as our expert picks and prediction for the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday, April 23. For more basketball action, check out our NBA odds.

Suns vs Timberwolves Odds

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Suns vs Timberwolves Picks & Prediction

The Timberwolves earned the three-seed in the West with a record of 56-26 this season – and nearly earned the one-seed, as they finished just one game behind Denver and Oklahoma City in a three-horse race to the finish line in the closing days of the regular season. 

However, despite their overwhelming success throughout the season, the oddsmakers at FanDuel still opened the series market for this matchup with the T-Wolves tagged as short underdogs (+110) against Phoenix (-130) to advance to the second round, which might have been a slight misfire by the oddsmakers, despite Minnesota being favored by two points on the spread in Game 1 this past Saturday.

Minnesota doesn’t have all the flashy tools and gadgets. But, the T-Wolves rank third in the NBA in net rating, only behind Boston and OKC, sporting the best defensive rating in the entire league behind Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner, Rudy Gobert – and they have a bona fide superstar capable of going toe-to-toe in a slugfest with anybody in Anthony Edwards, which was more than enough to get the job done in Game 1, as Minnesota cruised to a 120-95 victory in Sunday’s contest.

There’s no denying the fact that Phoenix can score with the league’s top contenders. The Suns finished the season ranked top-10 in both offensive rating and points per game – which is pretty impressive, considering they went significant chunks of the season without Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.

Push comes to shove though, the dominance of Minnesota’s defense far outweighs the prowess of Phoenix’s offense – and that notion was on full display in Game 1 of this series, as the T-Wolves managed to hold the Suns to an offensive rating of 99.2 in Saturday’s contest, which would rank dead-last in the NBA if that number persisted.

The Suns wield the offensive firepower to beat anybody on any given night, and with Minnesota ranking in the middle of the pack offensively, I still expect Phoenix to win a few games in this series – but I worry about the overall chemistry of their lineup in an extended series scenario against a very good Minnesota team. Phoenix’s big-3 hasn’t played a ton of games together, and ultimately, I believe the T-Wolves’ size and physicality will continue to be too much for the Suns to overcome in a hostile environment against Minnesota in Game 2.

Pick: Timberwolves -3 (-110)

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Suns vs Timberwolves Game Time & TV Channel

Date: Tuesday, April 23
Matchup: Pacific vs Northwest
Venue: Target Center
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Time-TV: TNT, 7:30 p.m. ET

Suns vs Timberwolves Betting Stats

3) Minnesota Timberwolves
(3rd Place, Northwest)

  • Odds to Win Finals: +1800
  • Odds to Win Conference: +700
  • Odds to Win Series: -176
  • SU: 56-26
  • ATS: 41-41
  • O/U: 41-40-1
  • PPG: 113.0
  • OPPG: 106.5

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6) Phoenix Suns
(2nd Place, Pacific)

  • Odds To Win Finals: +3200
  • Odds to Win Conference: +1100
  • Odds to Series: +142
  • SU: 49-33
  • ATS: 36-46
  • O/U: 36-45-1
  • PPG: 116.2
  • OPPG: 113.2

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