Timberwolves take on Kings in hoops contest
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Minnesota travels to Sacramento on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 5-7 mark with a victory over the Kings.
The Timberwolves will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 6-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Kings are 4-8-1 ATS. Minnesota is 6-6 against the total, while Sacramento is 7-6 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Timberwolves will win this game 94-90.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 95 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 5 at 92.8 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.8 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
The Timberwolves were a 96-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 17 points from Nikola Pekovic but lost anyway 96-85 against the Warriors on Saturday at Oracle Arena.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 108-97 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Kings covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tyreke Evans went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds leading Sacramento over Utah, 108-97, on Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Timberwolves at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Minnesota is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Sacramento
Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Sacramento is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
Sacramento is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota at LA Clippers, Wednesday, November 28
Sacramento home to Indiana, Friday, November 30