Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Sacramento Kings (20-35) will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (28-25) at Golden 1 Center on Wednesday.
The Timberwolves stepped onto the hardwood against the Pistons and walked away with a win by a score of 118-105 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Timberwolves ended up finishing with 19 while the Pistons had 10 personal fouls. They also made 12 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the arc. Detroit went 68.4% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 19 attempts. On top of that, Detroit pulled down 33 rebounds (14 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Detroit dished out 47 dimes and had 28 steals for the matchup. In the matter of defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 42.1% from the field on 40 of 95 shooting. They also dished out 27 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned 51 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves converted 17 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 81.0%. Minnesota ended the contest with a 46.2% field goal percentage (42 of 91) and made 17 of their 36 3-point shots.
D'Angelo Russell is one player who was a major factor for this game. Russell finished 38.9% from the floor and earned 8 assists. He played 30 minutes played and also grabbed 5 boards. He racked up 22 points on 7 out of 18 shooting.
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Minnesota enters this contest with a record of 28-25 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 21.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Minnesota is pulling in 45.1 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,314 dimes this year, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing. The Timberwolves are connecting on 34.7% from downtown (759 of 2,188) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 112.4 points per outing (6th in the league) while connecting on 44.6% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Timberwolves are forcing 16.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 19th in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.7). The Timberwolves defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.2% (2,068 of 4,576) and they surrender 46.1 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 23rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,357 conceded for the campaign.
For their last game, the Kings went home victorious with a score of 113-103 when they played the Thunder. The Kings were able to corral 40 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in this game. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 13 steals for this game. The Thunder committed 14 personal fouls for the contest which got the Kings to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a rate of 68.2%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Sacramento buried 12 out of 32 attempts (37.5%). In all, the Kings went 43 out of 83 from the field which had them at 51.8%. The Kings allowed the Thunder to bury 42 out of 87 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.3% in the game. They finished 30.0% from 3-point land by hitting 9 out of 30 and finished the game at 10 out of 16 at the free throw line (62.5%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Sacramento permitted Oklahoma City to get 34 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Harrison Barnes ended up being important for the Kings in the game. He buried 8 of 17 for this contest for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and had 9 rebounds. Barnes tallied 24 points in his 37 minutes on the court and tallied 5 assists for the game.
Sacramento has a record of 20-35 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Kings are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which is ranked 18th in the league. Sacramento has tallied 6,020 pts on the campaign (109.5 per contest) and they average 43.8 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 23.2 times per contest (22nd in the league) and they turn it over 14.0 times per contest. The Kings are committing 19.2 fouls every game and they shoot 75.5% from the charity stripe.
The Sacramento defense concedes 35.9% from downtown (670 of 1,868) and their opposition knocks down 77.1% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 24.6 assists and 46.2 total boards per game, which has them ranked 17th and 23rd in the NBA. The Kings on the defensive side of the court are 29th in the league in points allowed per game with 114.5. They have forced 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento
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