Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 13 point favorites.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 17-37. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.3 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 34-24. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.6 points per contest and giving up 106.4, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 22-29-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 29-25-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 28-28-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 30-27-1 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out for season
02/10/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
02/10/18 G Joe Johnson Acquired is doubtful Sunday vs Minnesota
02/01/18 F Skal Labissiere Shoulder is OUT 2-3 weeks
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Buddy Hield averages 12.5 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 11.1 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jimmy Butler averages 22.6 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Sacramento averages 98.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.31 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 106.4 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 41.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Minnesota is 6th in the league with 109.6 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.17. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Timberwolves are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 3rd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Sacramento is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Minnesota is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 6th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +13
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