The NBA season is quickly coming to a close, and teams are scrambling to secure their spot in the playoffs.
Minnesota is eighth in the Western Conference, one game behind the Golden State Warriors. Wolves' last few games are vital.
On Wednesday night, the Wolves will face off against the Phoenix Suns, who are currently the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
However, the Suns have recently slipped down the standings without star forward Kevin Durant, who has been out with an ankle injury.
The Suns should get Durant back for this game. Durant scored 37 points in his last game before the injury, so he will make an effect.
Despite the return of Durant, the Timberwolves are still a strong team, coming off consecutive road wins against the Warriors and Kings.
The team's "Big Three" is finally healthy, and coach Chris Finch is figuring out how to effectively use Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert together.
The Timberwolves have also been playing well on the road, with a 7-2 ATS road run over their last nine games.
They have covered six of those games as underdogs, further cementing their recent undervaluation by the market.
The Suns are better with Durant, but the Timberwolves held the Kings to 46% shooting and 5-of-27 3-pointers. Phoenix should defend well again.
It's hard to project how much of Durant we will see in his first game back, but regardless, the Timberwolves are a strong bet to cover the spread.
The Suns are laying a lot of points, and with the importance of the game for Minnesota, it's hard to see them getting blown out.