Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 4/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (-2)
The Minnesota Timberwolves (12-38) host the Sacramento Kings (22-28) at Target Center on Monday. Minnesota opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total has been set at 227.
The Sacramento Kings faced off with the Milwaukee Bucks and took a loss by a final of 129-128 in their last contest. Sacramento ended the contest having earned a 49.5% field goal percentage (49 of 99) and converted 17 out of their 39 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Kings buried 13 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 40 with 12 of them being offensive. They also dished out 31 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to defense, Sacramento allowed 53.8% from the field on 50 of 93 shooting. Milwaukee distributed 31 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. In addition, Milwaukee grabbed 47 rebounds (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Milwaukee shot 90.0% at the free throw line by converting 18 of 20 shots. They also knocked down 11 of 31 shots from beyond the arc.
De'Aaron Fox is one guy who was a factor in this game. He ended up scoring 27 points on 10 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 37:39 minutes played and grabbed 3 boards. Fox went 41.7% from the field and also totaled 6 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Kings was Buddy Hield. He snagged 3 rebounds in his 31:48 min on the basketball court. He finished 58.3% from the floor for the game by shooting 7-of-12 (19 points). Overall, Hield accounted for 4 assists.
Sacramento will play this contest with a mark of 22-28 on the campaign. The Kings are connecting on 36.4% from downtown (604 of 1,658) and 74.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.8 points per outing (7th in the NBA) while shooting 48.3% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.5 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Sacramento is collecting 42.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,288 dimes on the campaign, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Kings are able to force 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They give up 39.3% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG allowed (118.7). The Kings defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.9% (641 of 974) and they relinquish 44.7 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 27th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,276 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last played, the Minnesota Timberwolves went home defeated by a final of 122-113 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Timberwolves were able to collect 30 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. The 76ers had 24 personal fouls for this game which got the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for a total of 36 attempts. They were able to knock down 31 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 86.1%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Minnesota made 12 of 36 tries (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Timberwolves went 35 out of 78 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9%. The Timberwolves permitted the 76ers to knock down 41 of 81 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.6% for this contest. They went 42.9% from downtown via 12 of 28 and ended up going 28 out of 37 from the free throw line (75.7%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Minnesota allowed Philadelphia to collect 42 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Karl-Anthony Towns was important for the Timberwolves for the game. He buried 11 of 23 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.8%, and had 14 rebounds. Towns scored 39 points in his 44:01 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes for the contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Minnesota was Anthony Edwards. He came away with 1 assist in 41:18 minutes played, and he converted 10 out of 23 from the floor. Edwards wrapped this one up going 43.5% from the field in addition to collecting 27 points and 1 rebound.
Minnesota has a mark of 12-38 this season. Minnesota has 5,455 points so far this season (109.1 per game) and they collect 42.9 boards per contest. The Timberwolves commit 21.2 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 76.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Timberwolves are shooting 44.0% from the field, which is 28th in the league. They are getting an assist 24.9 times per contest (13th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest. The Timberwolves are ranked 28th in the NBA in PPG given up with 117.0. They surrender 26.2 assists and 46.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 28th and 25th in the league. The Minnesota defense allows 38.9% on 3-pointers (621 of 1,596) and opponents are converting on 78.9% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.0% from the floor (29th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+2) and over 227 points
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