The No. 6 seed Phoenix Suns go on the road to play the No. 3 seed Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 2 on Tuesday in a 2024 NBA playoffs first-round battle. The Timberwolves had one of the best home records this year at 30-11. Meanwhile, the Suns went 24-17 on the road during the 2023-24 campaign. Grayson Allen (ankle) is questionable for the Suns, with Kyle Anderson (hip) questionable for Minnesota.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Minnesota is a 3-point favorite in the latest Suns vs. Timberwolves odds, per SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 211.5. Before making any Timberwolves vs. Suns picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters the second week of the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 90-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Wolves and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Timberwolves vs. Suns:

  • Suns vs. Timberwolves spread: Minnesota -3
  • Suns vs. Timberwolves over/under: 211.5 points
  • Suns vs. Timberwolves money line: Phoenix +125, Minnesota -148
  • PHO: The Phoenix Suns have hit the Game Total Under in 39 of their last 63 games
  • MIN: The Minnesota Timberwolves have hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 45 of their last 77 games
  • Suns vs. Timberwolves picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Timberwolves can cover

Center Rudy Gobert is a serious two-way threat in the frontcourt. Gobert has a reliable post hook and uses his long arms to be a disruptive shot blocker. The 31-year-old logs 14 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game. Additionally, he was second in the NBA in field-goal percentage (66%) in the regular season. In his last outing, Gobert notched 14 points and 16 boards.

Center Naz Reid gives the Wolves another playmaker in the frontcourt. Reid can finish with either hand at the rim but will also knock down perimeter shots if left open. The LSU product averaged 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest during the regular season. In the Game 1 win, Reid finished with 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and made a pair of 3-pointers. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why the Suns can cover

Forward Kevin Durant continues to be one of the best difference-makers in the game. Durant has the ability to score in a variety of different ways. The 14-time All-Star attacks the mid-range area and is adept from the low post as well. Durant ranked fifth in the NBA in scoring (27.1) in the regular season with 6.6 rebounds and five assists per game. In his last outing, he totaled 31 points and seven boards.

Guard Devin Booker gives Phoenix another capable bucket-getter. Booker thrives in the mid-range and gets into the lane to finish in the lane. The 27-year-old also has good court vision as a playmaker. During the regular season, Booker had 27.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game. Booker struggled a bit in the first game, logging 18 points and five assists. See who to back at SportsLine.

How to make Suns vs. Timberwolves picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 210 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all of the value. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Timberwolves vs. Suns, and which side of the spread has all of the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that's 90-58 on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.