NBA betting line favors Timberwolves over Kings

Minnesota Timberwolves Sacramento Kings
28-29 March 01, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena 20-38



The Sacramento Kings host Minnesota on Saturday, looking to build on their 20-38 mark against the 28-29 Timberwolves in NBA action at Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings sit at 20-38 (25-31-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Timberwolves are currently 28-29 (30-27 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Sacramento is 30-27-1 OU, and Minnesota is 25-28-4 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Kings as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 212, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 24 and the Timberwolves sitting at No. 13. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 99-93 result in favor of the Timberwolves today.

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Minnesota was a 110-101 winner in its last match on the road against the Suns. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 211 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Love went off for 33 points and added 13 rebounds leading Minnesota to a 110-101 win over Phoenix on Tuesday at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 126-122 loser as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 248 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Rudy Gay chucked in 32 points for Sacramento on Friday, but they still came up short in losing 126-122 at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 12-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 24 in the league with 6.55 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 7.56 per outing.

Next up:
Minnesota at Denver, Monday, March 3rd
Sacramento home to New Orleans, Monday, March 3rd
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