Timberwolves vs. Kings Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Sacramento Kings, 12/12/18 Predictions & Odds

A pair of teams that have won six of their last 10 games and have posted 7-3 records at the betting window over that same span will meet Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m. ET. Which team is the better bet when the Timberwolves and Kings square off tonight?

Game Snapshot

555 Minnesota Timberwolves at 556 Sacramento Kings

10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California

Our NBA Live Odds page pulls spreads and totals from multiple different online sportsbooks so you can compare betting odds to ensure you’re getting the best line.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Timberwolves are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Kings. The total, meanwhile, sits at 228.5 points and as of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Timberwolves to cover the point spread.

Minnesota Timberwolves Fantasy Spin

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 31 points (11-of-15 FG, 8-of-12 FT) with 11 rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes Monday against the Warriors. After starting off slowly this season Towns has been much-improved since Jimmy Butler was traded to Philadelphia, averaging 22.5 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.9 steals in 33.8 minutes per game (not counting Monday's numbers). And during that stretch, the forward/center shot 51.2% from the field and 41.1% from three (on 4.3 attempts per game).

Sacramento Kings Fantasy Spin

Buddy Hield scored 20 points during a 107-97 loss to the Pacers on Saturday, adding four rebounds and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes. He's been steady these days with three consecutive 20-plus scoring games, but Hield has been more of a shooter lately with only three assists combined in his last three, so he'll need to up his non-scoring stats because he's not adding defense or boards. He's still been a top-75 player this season with solid consistency.

NBA Betting Trends

Minnesota

The under is 16-5 in the Timberwolves’ last 21 road games and 18-6 in their last 24 games overall.

Sacramento

The over is 9-3 in the Kings’ last 12 games overall but the under is 17-6 in their last 23 home games.

Prediction

The Timberwolves have covered the spread in eight of their last 11 games in Sacramento while the road team has covered in five of the last seven meetings in this series. Minnesota has also covered in seven of its last nine games overall and is 6-0 at the betting window in its last six games playing on one day of rest. The Kings are also 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games coming off a road trip of seven or more days.

Wednesday NBA Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5

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