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: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds MIN +3, SAC -149 | MIN +122 O/U OFF
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-20. So far, the team has gone 25-21-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Sacramento is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Kings were favored to win vs the Raptors. However, their 113-95 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. In the defeat, Sacramento did not outscore the Raptors in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Kevin Huerter, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 66.7% of his shots.
So far, the Timberwolves have put together an overall record of 26-25, while going 24-27-0 vs the spread. Against the Kings, the Timberwolves are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 10.0.
Minnesota is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Grizzlies at home. With the 111-100 victory, they also covered the spread as 1 point underdogs. In the game, Minnesota outscored their opponent in every quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Anthony Edwards, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
Going back to last season, the Timberwolves took the season series 2-1. This mark came while posting a mark of 1-0 as the host team. Similar to their season-long average, the Kings averaged 114.33 points per game vs the Timberwolves. Just like the Kings, the Timberwolves maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 120.0 points per game vs Sacramento. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Timberwolves have an average scoring margin of +5 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-1-1. The over-under record in these same games is 4-1, with the teams combining for an average of 241 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Sacramento is averaging 119.7 points per contest. This figure places them 1st in the league. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.7 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.9 possessions per contest.
Currently, the Kings defense is ranked 29th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.77 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Kings offense has primarily worked through De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 44 games, Fox is 24th in the NBA at 23.8 points per game. So far, him and Sabonis have accounted for 33% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 12.4 rebounds for Sacramento to go along with 7.3 assists.
Minnesota will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 115.1 points per game (12th). So far, Minnesota is averaging 100.8 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Heading into the game, the Timberwolves will look to continue with their formula of playing fast and getting to the basket, as they are near the top of the league in two-point fields made per game.
Currently, the Timberwolves defense is ranked 24th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.3 points per game vs the unit.
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 51 games, Edwards is 23rd in the NBA at 24.5 points per game. So far, him and Russell have accounted for 37% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.1 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 +3
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF