Friday, December 18, 2015
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 10-15 and a road record of 2-8. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 105 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 9-16 and a home record of 3-10. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 104, good for a point differential of -1.7.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Rajon Rondo averages 12.6 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.8 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Sacramento averages 105 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.8 per game. The Kings allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Minnesota averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 17th with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 12-12-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-14-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-11-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/17/15 PG Rajon Rondo Suspension Served probable Friday vs. Minnesota
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
12/04/15 C Willie Cauley-Stein Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/17/15 G Kevin Martin Wrist "?" Friday vs. Sacramento
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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