Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 224.5.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 27-43 and a road record of 13-23. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 106.4 points per game while giving up 109.2 per contest. Sacramento is 6-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-28. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 22-48 and a home record of 11-23. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of -4. Minnesota has a division record of 3-10 and a conference record of 12-29. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Rudy Gay averages 17.3 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Sacramento averages 106.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.3 per game. The Kings allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Timberwolves score 101.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.2 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 110.3. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 20% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 30-38-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-33-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 33-36-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 38-29-3 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/12/16 G Ben McLemore Finger out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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