Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has the Wolves as 2.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 4-8. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -6.8 as they average 110.6 points per game while giving up 117.4 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 6-5. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 117.5 points per contest and give up 118.8, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/08/18 PG Jeff Teague Knee is questionable Friday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jimmy Butler averages 22.2 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Buddy Hield averages 20.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 18.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 117.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Minnesota averages 110.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 118.8 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 49.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game. Sacramento is 5th in the league with 117.5 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Timberwolves are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 26th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Sacramento is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Kings are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 106.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +2.5
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