Timberwolves vs Kings Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -3
Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-33, 5th in the Northwest Division) head to Golden 1 Center on Monday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (18-31, 4th in the Pacific Division). Sacramento opens this matchup as 3 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 228.
The Timberwolves are covering the spread 37.0% of the time, having gone 17-29-2 ATS. Sacramento is covering 47.9% of the time, going 23-25-1 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/01/20 SG Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
01/27/20 SF Jake Layman Toe is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/01/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
01/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 27.0 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.7 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
De'Aaron Fox scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 7.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Buddy Hield averages 20.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 111.5 points per contest, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 115.4 points per contest, which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 24th in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.9. The Kings are 12th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Kings give up 110.7 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Minnesota is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Kings are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 19th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +3
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