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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Prediction & Betting Tips 312024 sport preview

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Prediction & Betting Tips 3/1/2024

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings
  • We like the Kings on the moneyline (+203)
  • The Kings are also our pick on the spread at +6.5
  • Projecting a combined 245 points, we like the over

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Preview

The Timberwolves (-250) are favored by 6.5 points over the Kings (+203) in a Western Conference matchup. The over/under line is set at 223.5 points.

Minnesota (42-17) is on a three-game winning streak and holds the top spot in the Western Conference. Sacramento (33-25) is currently 8th in the West and has lost two straight.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Last season, the Kings and Timberwolves did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Timberwolves have the leg up at 2-1. The Timberwolves also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 225 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Sacramento has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 107 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Across their last three home contests, Minnesota has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 123 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Kings have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Minnesota has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 7-3 straight up.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Prediction

Sacramento’s ATS record for the season is 29-29 after going 1-1 in their last two games. On the road, they are 18-14 against the spread compared to 11-15 at home.

As the underdog, the Kings are 7-11 straight-up and 10-8 against the spread. Today, they are getting 6.5 points and have gone 18-14 ATS on the road.

In the Western Conference, the Kings are currently in 8th place with a record of 33-25. Against the West, they are 22-16 and 11-9 in non-conference games.

Sacramento has lost two straight games after falling to the Nuggets by a score of 117-96. In that game, they were 9.5-point underdogs and are now 10-8 as the underdog.

This season, the Kings have gone 30-27-1 on the over/under, and 54 of their games have had higher O/U lines than today’s (223.5). On average, their games have scored 235.9 points.

When it comes to scoring, the Kings are one of the highest-scoring teams in the league, averaging 118.1 points per game (8th). However, they have actually been better at home (121.6 PPG) than on the road (115.3 PPG).

In terms of pace, Sacramento plays at an above-average tempo (100.1 possessions per game, 10th). This style of play has led to them being one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, both in terms of attempts (4th) and makes (4th).

Overall, the Kings have been an efficient offensive team, ranking 12th in field goal percentage (48%) and 12th in true shooting percentage. They have also been one of the best teams at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 21st in attempts.

Currently, the Kings’ defense holds the 23rd rank in the NBA, allowing 117.8 points per game. The Kings defense is coming off a game in which they held the Nuggets offense to just 40% shooting. Overall, they gave up 117 points to Denver.

Minnesota is currently 1st in the Western Conference with a record of 42-17. In the Western Conference, they are 29-8 and 8-2 against other teams in the Northwest Division. The Timberwolves have won three straight games and are 6.5-point favorites today.

At home, Minnesota has an average scoring margin of +9.6 points per game. Their overall ATS record at home is 14-14 and 23-24 as the favorite. The team’s straight-up record at home is 22-6.

The Timberwolves’ O/U record for the season is 29-30, and their games have averaged 219.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 223.5.

In their last game, Minnesota defeated the Grizzlies by a score of 110-101. The Timberwolves were favored by 13.5 points in that game. The O/U line for that game was 209 points.

Minnesota’s ATS record for the season is 30-28, with their last two games resulting in no-covers. Against the spread, they have gone 16-14 on the road and 14-14 at home.

At home this season, the Timberwolves are averaging 112.0 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 113.6 points per game. In terms of pace, Minnesota is 25th in the league at 97.4 possessions per game.

So far, the Timberwolves have made 12.6 three-pointers per game, which is 15th in the NBA. However, they are just 28th in offensive rebounds at 9.2 per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Minnesota is 8th in the league at 48%.

When it comes to free throws, the Timberwolves are 10th in the NBA with 18.4 made per game. In terms of assists, they are 17th at 26.4 per game.

This season, the Timberwolves defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the league while permitting an average of 106.3 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 50.3% while allowing 35.0% from downtown.

In spite of being 6.5 point underdogs, we anticipate the Kings winning this one 123-122.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Betting Tips

  • We like the Kings on the moneyline (+203)
  • The Kings are also our pick on the spread at +6.5
  • Projecting a combined 245 points, we like the over

Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Report

  • Kyle Anderson – Hamstring – Doubtful
  • Anthony Edwards – Ankle – Questionable
  • Jaylen Clark – Achilles – Out

Sacramento Kings Injury Report

  • De’Aaron Fox – Knee – Questionable
  • Sasha Vezenkov – Ankle – Out

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