The Sacramento Kings (8-6) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-3) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Target Center in Target Center and televised on NBCS. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the 76ers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Kings vs Timberwolves
The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Kings’ most recent game versus the Pelicans saw De’Aaron Fox lead the Kings with 26 points while shooting 9/17 from the field. Domantas Sabonis contributed 23 points, but Sacramento lost the game 117-112.
Facing the Timberwolves, the Kings currently hold an overall record of 8-6 and aim to end their two game losing streak. On the road this season, the Kings have posted a 4-5 record, whereas they have a 4-1 record at home.
Against the spread, Sacramento are currently above .500, at 8-6 ATS. Sacramento has covered the spread in two consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 3-2 at home as opposed to 5-4 on the road.
The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win
The Timberwolves clinched a 112-99 win over the 76ers in their previous game. the Timberwolves not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -7-point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 211 points fell short of the set over/under line of 221.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Timberwolves is focused on adding to their three game winning streak, with an overall record of 11-3. Currently, the team is 1st in the Western Conference as well as 1st in the Northwest division.
Minnesota has an overall ATS record of 8-5 for the season so far. This season, Minnesota has a 5-4 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 3-1 when playing as underdogs.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Kings come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 114.9 points per game (11th). The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.6 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 100.5 possessions per contest.
Timberwolves Offense Breakdown
The Timberwolves come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 113.1 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Timberwolves are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.8 per contest. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 14th in made field goals per game.
Kings Team Defense
Looking at the Kings defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 115.6 points per game (20th).
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Kings are forcing 13.4 per game, which is 13th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 24th in blocked shots at 4.4 per game.
Timberwolves Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Timberwolves defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 21.4% of their games. Currently, they are 3rd in the NBA at 105.8 points per game allowed.
The Timberwolves defense is coming off a game in which they held the 76ers offense to just 48.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 99 points to Philadelphia.
Key Players For The Kings And Timberwolves
Our game forecasts for today suggest that De’Aaron Fox is set to be the main scorer for the Kings, recording 19 points and shooting 7/14 from the field. This season, he is averaging 29.2 points per game along with 4 boards.
As for Minnesota, Anthony Edwards is projected to be the primary scorer for the Timberwolves. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and his scoring average is 26.1 points per game.
Kings vs Timberwolves Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 112 points per game in these contests.
- Across the Timberwolves last ten home games, the team averaged 108 points per game while allowing 114. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-7-1, while going 4-6 straight-up.
- As the betting underdog, the Kings have an ATS record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
- As the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have an ATS mark of just 5-4-1 in their last ten games. Minnesota posted a straight up mark of 8-2 in these matchups.
For a point-spread bet in this Timberwolves vs. Timberwolves matchup, we’re leaning towards the Kings at +4. Although our projections show the Timberwolves winning 111-109, we suggest placing your bet on the Kings for the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 229.5 and given that our model is projecting 220 points between the teams, we like the under.
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