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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns Game 3: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

This first-round series moves to Arizona with the Phoenix Suns hoping home advantage can help to dig them out of a 2-0 hole against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Phoenix swept the season series but they’re in danger of that being turned around on them in the postseason after losing the first two games in this series.

Minnesota has really risen to the challenge so far, but can it keep that momentum going with a victory in Game 3?

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns Game 3 betting picks and predictions

Rudy Gobert Over 13.5 Points (-105)

Rudy Gobert has won the battle against Jusuf Nurkic in the opening two games. The Suns’ center has been getting into foul trouble and that has impacted his effectiveness on the court. 

Outside of Nurkic, the Suns struggle to provide a matchup for Gobert. The Frenchman has gone a long way to shake off many of the criticisms which plagued him during some underwhelming postseasons with the Utah Jazz.

Gobert posted 14 points in Game 1 and then produced 18 points in Game 2 when the Timberwolves’ stars struggled to get going. The big man is an easy avenue for points and I see Minnesota looking to tee him up in a tricky road game.

Back him to continue his strong start to the playoffs and register 14 points or more. 

Jaden McDaniels Over 16.5 Total Points, Assists and Rebounds (-125)

While Gobert has been a big presence on the court, Timberwolves’ coach Chris Finch has also done a good job of managing the minutes in which Gobert is off the court. To make up for the lack of their best defender, Minnesota leans on the big frontcourt of Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns and Naz Reid. 

They also sub out point guard Mike Conley for Nickeil Alexander-Walker to aid their perimeter defense. Those changes allow McDaniels to play an even bigger part in the game, as that unit shares around assists and rebounds.

McDaniels scored a game-high 25 points last time out, and he has 14 rebounds across the first two games.

Back McDaniels to build on a great Game 2 showing, using the minutes that Gobert is off the court to rack up some impressive numbers. Take him to come out of this clash with Over 16.5 points, assists and rebounds. 

Minnesota Timberwolves ML (+180)

The Suns are in must-win territory, but they look really outmatched in this series. This is the second playoff run this Suns team has had and they’ve struggled to dominate across the three series they’ve been in so far. 

The Timberwolves have so much size and the defensive ability of their roster means they’re tough to crack across 48 minutes. They’ve won the first two games by 25- and 12-point margins, with key contributions from across their rotation. 

The Suns’ Big Three aren’t clicking, while their roster is really lacking in solid defensive options.

Game 2 showed that even if Edwards and Towns can’t get going, this team is good enough to find the weak points in any Phoenix lineup and exploit them.

Given that, take the Timberwolves to take Game 3. 

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns Game 3 odds

Minnesota Timberwolves

+180 ML

Phoenix Suns

-220 ML

Spread

PHX Suns -4.5

Total Points

O/U 208.0

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns Game 3 player props

Player Points

Kevin Durant (PHX Suns)

O/U 26.5

Devin Booker (PHX Suns)

O/U 26.5

Anthony Edwards (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 24.5

Bradley Beal (PHX Suns)

O/U 17.5

Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 17.5

Rudy Gobert (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 13.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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