Timberwolves vs. Kings Prediction
Will tonight's matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings turn into a high-scoring contest at 10:00 p.m. ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Timberwolves are 5.5-point road favorites to beat the Kings tonight in Sacramento. As for the total, it currently sits at 216.5 points.
The line in this game has danced between 5 and 6 but has seemed to settle in at Minnesota -5.5. The total, meanwhile, climbed from its opening number of 214.5 up to 216.5.
As of this writing, 71% of betting tickets are on the Timberwolves to cover the point spread while 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the over.
KEY INJURY TO WATCH
Jimmy Butler is out for the Timberwolves due to a knee injury but the Kings are relatively healthy outside of Iman Shumpert (foot, out) and Harry Giles (knee, out for the year).
The over has cashed in five of the last six meetings between these two teams and is 7-1 in the Timberwolves' last eight games overall. The over is also 5-0 in Minnesota's last five games playing on one day of rest, is 5-2 in its last seven games coming off a win, and is 6-0 in the Timberwolves' last six games when facing an opponent that allows 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the over is 4-1-1 in the Kings' last six games, is 9-3-1 in their last 13 home games, and is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in its previous contest.
OUR PREDICTION: TIMBERWOLVES/KINGS OVER 216.5