Saturday, April 1, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 11 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 29-46. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 30-44. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 38-36-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-44-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-40-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 38-35-1 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/30/17 G Arron Afflalo Personal "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
03/13/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out for season
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
03/16/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Ankle out for season
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 9.9 points per contest while playing 22.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Kings. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Darren Collison averages 13.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.7 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.01 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.68 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 111.2. In terms of pace they average 94.6 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 30% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.6 and they have a defensive rating of 111.3. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +11
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