Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 1.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 13-14. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 109.7 points per contest while giving up 109.9 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 14-12 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 114.3 points per game and surrender 114.9, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-17-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 16-9-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andrew Wiggins averages 16.0 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Buddy Hield averages 18.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 18.1 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Minnesota averages 109.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 114.9 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.5 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. Sacramento is 6th in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Kings are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Timberwolves are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Minnesota is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th 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 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Kings are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +1.5
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