Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 4/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+4)
Golden 1 Center is the venue where and the Sacramento Kings (23-34) will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-43) on Wednesday. Minnesota opens this game as 4-point underdogs. The total has been set at 237.5.
The Minnesota Timberwolves took the court against the Los Angeles Clippers and took a loss by a final of 124-105 in their last game. Minnesota wrapped up the game having earned a 40.9% FG percentage (36 out of 88) and buried 17 out of their 45 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Timberwolves made 16 of 21 shots for a rate of 76.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 37 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 27 assists in the matchup while creating 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. With regard to defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 45 out of 89 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 31 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. In addition, Los Angeles pulled down 48 boards (8 offensive, 40 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 76.5% from the free throw line by making 13 of 17 shots. They buried 21 out of their 42 tries from beyond the arc.
Anthony Edwards is a player who was a factor for the game. He accumulated 23 points on 6 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28:40 mins and also snagged 6 boards. Edwards walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the field and dished out 3 assists. Someone else that had an impact in this game for the Timberwolves was Karl-Anthony Towns. He pulled down 6 rebounds in 24:54 min played. He walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor for the contest by shooting 5-of-15 (16 points). When the time ran out, Towns totaled 5 assists.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-43 for the campaign. They turn it over 14.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Minnesota is grabbing 42.8 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,447 dimes this year, which is 12th in basketball in terms of passing. The Timberwolves are shooting 34.9% on shots from downtown (744 of 2,133) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 110.2 points per game (22nd in basketball) while connecting on 44.1% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Timberwolves are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 30th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,554 relinquished for the campaign. The Timberwolves defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.4% (884 of 1,141) and they relinquish 46.4 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 39.5% on 3-pointers and they rank 29th in the league in PPG allowed (118.1).
For their last game, the Sacramento Kings walked away with a victory by a final of 121-107 when they played the Dallas Mavericks. The Kings recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while recording 11 steals in the game. The Mavericks had 20 personal fouls for this contest which got the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to convert 22 of them for a percentage of 88.0%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Sacramento knocked down 11 out of 24 tries (45.8%). In all, the Kings ended up going 44 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4%. The Kings allowed the Mavericks to knock down 39 out of their 87 attempts from the field which had them shooting 44.8% in this matchup. They shot 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 16 of 48 and ended up shooting 13 out of 20 at the charity stripe (65.0%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Sacramento allowed Dallas to grab 42 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox ended up being important for the Kings in this contest. He buried 12 out of 21 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 4 rebounds. Fox totaled 30 points in his 36:47 mins of playing time and had 12 assists in this game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Sacramento was Harrison Barnes. He accumulated 1 assist in 36:17 mins played, and he knocked down 9 of 14 from the floor. Barnes ended up shooting 64.3% from the field while also totaling 24 points and 5 boards.
Sacramento has a win-loss record of 23-34 for the campaign. The Kings are responsible for committing 19.7 fouls every game and they hit 73.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.4 times per game (12th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.2 times per contest. Sacramento has accumulated 6,515 points on the year (114.3 per game) and they grab 41.6 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Kings are connecting on 48.2% from the floor, which ranks them 6th in the league. The Kings on the defensive side of the court are 30th in basketball in points given up per game with 118.6. They have given up 25.2 assists and 45.1 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 18th and 20th in the league. The Sacramento defense gives up 38.7% from downtown (713 of 1,842) and opponents are making 79.6% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 49.0% from the field (30th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento (-4) and over 237.5 points
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