Timberwolves take on Kings in hoops contest
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Minnesota travels to Sacramento on Thursday, hoping to boost its 23-42 mark with a victory over the Kings.
Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 23-42 and 29-35-1 ATS so far this season, while the Kings are at 24-44 and 30-37-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Kings are 41-26-1, while the Timberwolves are 30-34-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Kings) and the No. 21 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-94 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 12 in the league with 42.6 per game. That compares with Sacramento’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 28 with 5.4 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 101.7 points per game when playing on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring on their home court.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 92-77 result against the Grizzlies on March 18. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog, while the 169 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota suffered a 92-77 loss against Memphis on Monday, getting 12 points from Alexey Shved in a losing effort at FedExForum.
The Kings were a 116-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento got 25 points from Marcus Thornton en route to a 116-101 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Power Balance Pavilion.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Phoenix are 0-10
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Timberwolves at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Sacramento is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at Phoenix, Friday, March 22
Sacramento at Denver, Saturday, March 23