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Timberwolves Kings Betting Preview

Sacramento KingsMinnesota Timberwolves
13-23January 15, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center18-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves host Sacramento on Wednesday, looking to build on their 18-19 mark against the 13-23 Kings in NBA action at Target Center.

Minnesota battles the Kings, currently with a 13-23 mark (15-19-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-18-1 for the Timberwolves and 20-16 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

The Kings were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 216.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Timberwolves rated this week at No. 4 and the Kings sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-94 result in favor of the Timberwolves today.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 116-92 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Pacers on Tuesday as Indiana blasted them 116-92 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 104-86 result against the Spurs on January 12. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota got 22 points from Nikola Pekovic but lost anyway 104-86 against the Spurs on Sunday at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 12 in the league with 43.44 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 7.97 per game, while the Kings rate No. 23 with 6.92 per contest.

Next up:
Sacramento at Vancouver, Friday, January 17th
Minnesota at Toronto, Friday, January 17th