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NBA: Timberwolves vs Kings Prediction 12/23/2023

The Minnesota Timberwolves (21-6) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (17-10) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

The Timberwolves’ most recent game versus the Lakers saw Anthony Edwards lead the Timberwolves with 27 points while shooting 9/19 from the field. As the Timberwolves secured the victory with a final score of 118-111, Karl-Anthony Towns also chipped in with 21 points.

With their 21-6 record, the Timberwolves are 1st in the Western Conference and the Northwest Division. As they prepare to face the Kings, the Timberwolves are above .500.

Minnesota comes in with an overall ATS record of 14-12 so far this season. Minnesota has gone 11-9 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 3-3 when playing as underdogs.

The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

The Kings won vs. the Suns in their most recent game, ending with a score of 120-105. The start of the second half saw the Kings in the lead, at 65-54.

When compared to their 17-10 overall record, the Kings are 11-4 at home and 6-6 on the road. As they prepare to face the Timberwolves, the Kings are looking to improve on their above .500 record.

Sacramento has an overall ATS record of 15-12 as they come into today’s game. This season, Sacramento has a 11-10 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 4-2 as underdogs.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

In 27 games games, Minnesota has an average of 113.7 points per game (17th). Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12 made 3’s per game. If the Minnesota offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.1 turnovers per game.

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Today, the Kings enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 118.3 points per game (7th). In terms of pace, the Kings are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.2 possessions per game. If the Kings offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 15th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

Timberwolves Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Timberwolves defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 25.9% of their games. Currently, they are 1 in the NBA at 106.9 points per game allowed.

The Minnesota defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 44.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Minnesota.

Kings Team Defense

So far, the Kings’ defense is ranked 21 in the league at 117.7 points per contest.

The Sacramento defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Sacramento.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Kings

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Anthony Edwards as the primary point contributor for the Timberwolves, finishing with 19 points while maintaining a 6/14 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 24.8 points per game along with 5.5 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox to be the top scorer for the Kings. Our projection has him finishing the game with 20, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 48.2% and is averaging 29.7 points per contest.

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  • Across their last three road contests, Minnesota has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 114 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Sacramento has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Timberwolves vs Kings Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Kings vs. Kings game, we suggest taking the Timberwolves at +2.5. Even though our predictions have the Kings winning 111-110, we see the Timberwolves as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 232 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the under.

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