Check out our free Kings vs Timberwolves pick and preview for this NBA game in Minneapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Kings vs Timberwolves NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves
- Where: Minneapolis at Target Center
- Date: Monday, January 30th
- Betting Odds SAC -0.5, SAC -111 | MIN -109 O/U 236.5
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 27-21, while going 25-22-1 vs the spread. Over the Kings current 2 game losing streak, they have an average scoring differential of -12.5 points per game.
The Kings are coming off a disappointing 117-110 loss to the Timberwolves. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 1 points. Sacramento let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, De’Aaron Fox led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 41.7%.
So far, the Timberwolves have put together an overall record of 27-25, while going 25-27-0 vs the spread. The Timberwolves entered today’s game having picked up 3 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 9.0 points per game.
Minnesota is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Kings at home. With the 117-110 victory, they also covered the spread as 1 point underdogs. Minnesota went on to win the game, despite trailing by 2 going into halftime. In the win, Anthony Edwards led the team in scoring with 34 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Kings averaged 114.33 points per game vs the Timberwolves. Similar to the Kings, the Timberwolves scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Sacramento, the team averaged 120.0 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-1-1 in favor of the Timberwolves. In these matchups, Minnesota has averaged 120 points per game, while allowing 116. In these contests, they averaged a combined 236 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 119.5 points per game. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.6 made 3’s per game. If the Sacramento offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
Defensively, Sacramento has had its problems giving up an average of 115.77 points per game (29th).
On offense, De’Aaron Fox leads the Kings in scoring at 23.9 points per game, placing him 24th in the NBA. Overall, Fox has hit 50.5% of his shots while accounting for 20.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 19th in points allowed to point-guards. At 18.5 points per game, Domantas Sabonis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Kings. For the season, he is 27th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 60.8%.
Coming into today’s action, Minnesota is averaging 115.2 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league. For the season, the Timberwolves have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 10th in the NBA in possessions per game.. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 11th team in made field goals per contest.
Against the Kings, the Timberwolves will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 24th in points allowed.
This season, the Timberwolves offense has primarily worked through Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 52 games, Edwards is 22nd in the NBA at 24.7 points per game. So far, him and Russell have accounted for 38% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, D’Angelo Russell is grabbing 3.0 rebounds for Minnesota to go along with 6.2 assists.
Kings vs Timberwolves Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Timberwolves -0.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 236.5