Kings vs Timberwolves predictions 1/27/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -3
Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (16-29, 4th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Target Center on Monday where they'll take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-31, 5th in the Northwest Division). Minnesota opens this contest as 3 point favorites. The O/U is set at 227.
The Kings cover the spread 47.7% of the time, having gone 21-23-1 ATS. Minnesota is covering 38.6% of the time, going 17-27-2 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/25/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
01/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/25/20 SF Jake Layman Toe is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
De'Aaron Fox averages 19.1 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.1 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 20.0 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 27.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Andrew Wiggins scores 22.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 109.8 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Sacramento averages 106.6 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 114.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 47.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest. Minnesota is 15th in the NBA with 111.2 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.7. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.3. The Timberwolves are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.3.
The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Sacramento is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league.
Minnesota is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -3 and over 227 total points
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