Minnesota Timberwolves Form
Just like the Kings, the Minnesota Timberwolves are bottom of their division with just 4 wins in 13 games so far. They are coming off back-to-back defeats against the Clippers and Suns. They did put up a decent fight against Phoenix, but in the end the more experienced team ran out on top 99-96. Karl Anthony Towns finally had a great game with 35 points, D’Angelo Russell added 22 of his own, but nobody else could step up. In particular, Anthony Edwards had only 9 points on the night which was a disappointment considering he had a career-night just 3 games ago against the Warriors. The attention turns to Sacramento tonight, the Timberwolves haven’t enjoyed much success at Target Center as they’ve gone without a home win in their last 6 games this season.
Sacramento Kings Form
If we had to describe the Sacramento Kings in 4 words it would be “all offense, no defense”. This team has the 7th best offensive rating in the entire NBA, while giving up the 5th highest amount of points at 110.7 per game. That hasn’t proven to be a recipe for success so far as they rank only 10th in the Western Conference with 6 wins in 14 games played. Tonight’s game will be their last of a 4-game road trip, they are looking to end it on a high note following their 129-107 win over Detroit on Monday. It’s going to be tough for them though, because they have just 1 win in their last 6 visits to Minnesota.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Head to Head
The sense of urgency is high within the ranks of both teams, but the Sacramento Kings have a lot more on the line as they are actually battling for one of the play-in tournament spots. They’ve shown more consistency on the road with 4 wins in 8 games, while Minnesota had struggled heavily to beat almost anyone at home. I’m going with the Kings to get the job done here.
Betting Tip: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings +2.0 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Minnesota home games have trended towards the under this season with 7 of the last 8 cashing. However, generally when two teams who are near the bottom of the table meet we get high scoring games. For example the Kings last game against the Pistons produced 236 points. The Timberwolves defense isn’t exactly confidence inspiring, in 3 of their last 5 games they have given up 120 or more points against the Grizzlies, Warriors and Clippers. Same goes for Kings games on the road, they are giving up the 6th highest amount at 113.6 per game. The last 10 meetings between these two have produced 237.8 points per game, that tells me that whoever wants to win tonight’s game will do so on the offensive end. I’m going with the over in this one.