Suns vs. Timberwolves Game 1 NBA Preview (4/20/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 19, 2024
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Timberwolves vs. Suns Preview

The Phoenix Suns are scheduled to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 20, at 3:30 p.m. The game will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis and will air on ESPN. NBA betting odds are set with a point spread of -1.5 in favor of Minnesota and an over/under of 214.0. 

Suns vs. Timberwolves pregame odds for Saturday

The NBA betting odds for the upcoming match between the Suns and the Timberwolves indicate a closely contested game. The Timberwolves are two-point favorites at most books currently, and a 214 total has been set. The odds suggest a tight matchup at Massachusetts sportsbooks

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Suns vs Timberwolves.

Suns vs. Timberwolves projected starting lineups for 4/20

Suns projected starting lineup

PG: Devin Booker
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Grayson Allen
PF: Kevin Durant
C: Jusuf Nurkic

Timberwolves projected starting lineup

PG: Mike Conley
SG: Anthony Edwards
SF: Jaden McDaniels
PF: Karl-Anthony Towns
C: Rudy Gobert

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Suns vs. Timberwolves injuries for Saturday’s game

Suns: Eric Gordon is listed as questionable due to a migraine, potentially impacting the Suns’ lineup. Damion Lee is out with a knee injury since Oct 1, thinning the Suns’ shooting guard options.

Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark is out with an Achilles injury since March 4, affecting the Timberwolves’ point guard rotation.

Team standings and stats for Saturday’s game

Phoenix Suns team stats & standings

The Phoenix Suns hold a record of 49-33, positioning them 6th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific Division. Their performance in the last game against the Minnesota Timberwolves showcased a victory with 125 points, a field goal percentage of 54.7%, and an impressive three-point percentage of 55.2%. Season averages for the Suns include:

  • Points per game: 116.2
  • Points allowed per game: 113.2
  • FG%: 49.3
  • 3PT%: 38.2
  • Assists per game: 27.0
  • Rebounds per game: 44.1

Minnesota Timberwolves team stats & standings

The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured 56-26, ranking them 3rd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Northwest Division. Their recent match against the Atlanta Hawks ended in a loss with 106 points scored, a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and a three-point percentage of 30.0%. The Timberwolves’ season stats are as follows:

  • Points per game: 113.0
  • Points allowed per game: 106.5
  • FG%: 48.5
  • 3PT%: 38.7
  • Assists per game: 26.6
  • Rebounds per game: 43.6

Player Stats for Suns vs. Timberwolves

As the Suns and Timberwolves prepare for their upcoming faceoff, Bradley Beal and Anthony Edwards are among the key players likely to impact this Game 1.

Suns leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Suns showcased a strong performance in their last game, with Bradley Beal leading the scoring. The team’s depth and versatility could be crucial for their success.

  • Bradley Beal (SG): 36 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Kevin Durant (PF): 15 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • Devin Booker (SG): 23 PTS, 4 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Grayson Allen (SF): 20 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST
  • Jusuf Nurkic (C): 6 PTS, 5 RBS, 8 ASTS

Season leaders for the Suns are showing impressive averages, indicating their potential impact on the game’s outcome.

  • Kevin Durant: 27.1 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Devin Booker: 27.1 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 6.9 APG
  • Jusuf Nurkic: 10.9 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 4.0 APG
  • Grayson Allen: 13.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Bradley Beal: 18.2 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 5.0 APG

Timberwolves leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Timberwolves are entering the game with Rudy Gobert and Anthony Edwards as their standout performers:

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 13 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 21 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 10 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Mike Conley (PG): 17 PTS, 4 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Naz Reid (C): 10 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST

Timberwolves’ season leaders are also showing strong averages, indicating their readiness for the upcoming game.

  • Anthony Edwards: 25.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Rudy Gobert: 14.0 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 21.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Naz Reid: 13.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Mike Conley: 11.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 5.9 APG
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