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Timberwolves visit Kings in NBA clash

Minnesota TimberwolvesSacramento Kings
April 2, 10:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Odds

25-29TEAM RECORD18-34

Minnesota pays a visit to Sacramento on Monday, hoping to send the Kings to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Power Balance Pavilion.

Sacramento battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 25-29 mark (28-25-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 27-24-1 for the Kings and 27-26-1 for the Timberwolves.

View Minnesota vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Timberwolves are listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 215.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 22-rated Kings and the No. 11-rated Timberwolves in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-94 win for the Timberwolves on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 98.4 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 24 at 99.1 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.9 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 119-106 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 225 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 26 points from Kevin Love en route to a 119-106 loss against Portland on Sunday at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 111-99 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sacramento suffered a 111-99 loss against New Jersey on Saturday, getting 23 points from Tyreke Evans in a losing effort at Power Balance Pavilion.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 2-8
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Timberwolves at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Minnesota's last 23 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Sacramento
Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Sacramento is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Sacramento's last 15 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Golden State, Wednesday, April 4
Sacramento home to Phoenix, Tuesday, April 3

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