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Kings vs Timberwolves NBA Game Preview

Sacramento KingsMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 7, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

9-15TEAM RECORD12-12

Minnesota will look to improve on its 12-12 record on Tuesday when they host Sacramento in NBA odds action at Target Center.

Minnesota will face the 9-15 Kings, who own a 11-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 10-13-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 9-15 favoring the OVER.

View Sacramento vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Kings before tip-off in this one will find them as 6.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Timberwolves) and the No. 25 (Kings) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-87 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense (97.3 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 101.2 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.2% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (40.7% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 101.7 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

Sacramento won its last outing, a 100-92 result against the Hornets on February 6. The Kings covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game OVER the total. Sacramento got 28 points and 19 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins en route to a 100-92 victory over New Orleans on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

Minnesota was a 100-91 winner in its last match at home against the Rockets. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Love scored 25 points and chipped in with 18 rebounds for Minnesota on Saturday, leading the Timberwolves to a 100-91 victory over Houston at Target Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Houston are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

A few Kings at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Sacramento's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Sacramento's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Sacramento is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Minnesota is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, February 9
Minnesota at Memphis, Wednesday, February 8