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Sacramento KingsMinnesota Timberwolves
Jan 16, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

4-9TEAM RECORD4-8

The Timberwolves will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Kings tip off at Target Center on Monday in NBA play.

Minnesota battles the Kings, currently with a 4-9 mark (4-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-9-1 for the Timberwolves and 5-8 for the Kings.

View Sacramento vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as 7-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 192 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Timberwolves, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-84 victory for the Timberwolves.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 15-ranked offense (94.3 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 29 at 102 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 42.6% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (39.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 104.1 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in home scoring.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 99-60 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 159 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Mavericks on Saturday as Dallas blasted them 99-60 at American Airlines Center.

The Timberwolves were a 93-91 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Love was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 13 rebounds but Atlanta still won, 93-91, over Minnesota on Saturday at Philips Arena.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 0-10
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Kings at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
Sacramento is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Sacramento's last 16 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 18
Minnesota home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 18

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