Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 12/17/2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, December 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 8.5 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 15-13. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -0.4 as they average 115.6 points per contest while giving up 116.0 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 13-16. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 110.1 points per contest and give up 110.8, which is a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 18-10-0 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 18-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-14-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/15/18 G Iman Shumpert Hip left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/15/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/15/18 F Taj Gibson Personal is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox averages 18.1 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.6 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 11.8 rebounds per game and dishes 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Andrew Wiggins scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 116.0 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Sacramento averages 115.6 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 110.8 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest. Minnesota is 15th in the NBA with 110.1 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 24.1. The Timberwolves are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Kings are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Sacramento is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 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 6th in the league.
Minnesota is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Timberwolves are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento +8.5 and over 230.5 total points
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