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Sacramento KingsMinnesota Timberwolves
March 20, 3:30 PM | Target Center

Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

16-51TEAM RECORD17-53

The Minnesota Timberwolves host Sacramento on Sunday, looking to build on their 17-53 mark against the 16-51 Kings in NBA action at Target Center.

Minnesota will face the 16-51 Kings, who own a 28-38-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 33-36-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 38-29 favoring the OVER.

View Sacramento vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Timberwolves rated this week at No. 19 and the Kings sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 99-97 result in favor of the Timberwolves today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense (101.5 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 24 at 104.3 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Kings have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 108 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 102-80 loser as they battled the 76ers at home. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Philadelphia and falling 102-80 at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 106-98 loser as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 14-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 29 points from Wes Johnson en route to a 106-98 loss against Los Angeles on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 0-10
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Kings at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Sacramento's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Sacramento is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games at home
Minnesota is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next up:
Sacramento at Chicago, Monday, March 21
Minnesota at Dallas, Thursday, March 24

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