Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 37-26. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 109.8 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 18-41. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.0 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 29-32-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-28-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 26-30-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 32-26-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/24/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20.2 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 12.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%.
Buddy Hield averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%. De'Aaron Fox averages 11.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Minnesota averages 109.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.84 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 106.9 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Sacramento is 29th in the league with 99 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Kings are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Timberwolves are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Minnesota is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 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 2nd in the league.
Sacramento is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -5.5
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