Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 3/1/2024

The Sacramento Kings (33-25) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (42-17) on Friday, March 1st. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis 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 Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Kings conveyed a message to the Nuggets with a score of 117-96. The Kings picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 65-55.

Heading into their matchup with the Timberwolves, the Kings are 33-25 overall and are looking to snap a two-game losing skid. In the Western Conference, the Kings are 8th and they are 3rd in the Pacific Division.

Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-29 so far this season. This season, Sacramento has a 19-21 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 10-8 when playing as underdogs.

The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Timberwolves took down the Grizzlies by a score of 110-101. Turning the tide, the Timberwolves picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 53-50.

When comparing the Timberwolves’ last ten games, they are 8-2 and come into today’s game with a 42-17 overall record. In road games this season, the Timberwolves are 20-11 compared to their 22-6 home record.

Currently, Minnesota holds an above .500 ATS record of 30-28 so far this year. This season, Minnesota has a 23-24 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 7-4 when playing as underdogs.

Kings Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Sacramento offense is the 8th ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.1 points per contest.

Coming into tonight’s game, the Kings are 8th in the NBA in scoring at 118.1 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 115.3 points per game (15th).

So far this season, Sacramento has outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.8% of their games. They have also made an average of 14.7 three-pointers per game, which is 4th in the league.

In terms of field goal percentage, the Kings are 12th in the NBA at 48%. They are also 12th in true shooting percentage.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Minnesota offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.6 points per game.

At home this season, the Timberwolves are averaging 112.0 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 113.6 points per game.

Minnesota has been an above-average shooting team this season, ranking 8th in field goal percentage. They are also 7th in true shooting percentage.

The Timberwolves are 2nd in three-point shooting percentage but are just 24th in three-point attempts. They are also 25th in pace at 97.4 possessions per game.

Kings Team Defense

At present, the Kings’ defense is ranked 23rd, allowing 117.8 points per game. The Kings defense is coming off a game in which they held the Nuggets offense to just 40% shooting. Overall, they gave up 117 points to Denver.

Timberwolves Team Defense

So far this season, the Timberwolves defense has been performing well, ranking 1st in the NBA at 106.3 points allowed per contest. Opponents are hitting 50.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.0% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Kings And Timberwolves

In today’s game, our projections have De’Aaron Fox leading the Kings with 27 points on 10/21 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 26.9 points per game, in addition to 4.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Anthony Edwards as the leading scorer for the Timberwolves. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 26 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.9%, and his scoring average is 26.6 points per game.

Kings vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Sacramento has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 107 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Minnesota has averaged 124 points per game while allowing 106. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Kings have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have a strong record of 4-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.

Kings vs Timberwolves Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +6.5, the Kings is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 223.5 and given that our model is projecting 245 points between the teams, we like the over.

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