Kings vs. Timberwolves Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are listed as a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 204 points.
Sacramento enters with a 9-18 overall record and 12-12-3 ATS after a 99-92 home win over the Suns. Minnesota is 16-12 overall and 11-15-2 ATS following a 118-112 home overtime loss to the 76ers. The Kings went 3-1 straight up and 3-1 ATS in four meetings last season. The over is 3-1.
In the victory over Phoenix, George Hill returned from an absence to lead the way with 18 points and seven rebounds. He also dished out three assists and had three steals. Zach Randolph contributed 17 points, seven boards and five assists. Buddy Hield added 14 points and two rebounds off the bench. Sacramento outscored the Suns 50-41 in the second half.
Jimmy Butler paced the Timberwolves with 38 points, six rebounds and three assists in the loss to Philadelphia. Andrew Wiggins tallied 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Karl-Anthony Towns added 19 points, 16 rebounds, four steals, three blocked shots and two assists. Minnesota was outscored 18-12 in overtime.
Sacramento is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The Kings are 4-0-2 ATS in their last six road games.
Minnesota will come in a little salty after letting one get away against Philly, leading much of the fourth quarter before faltering late in regulation and overtime. This could be a game where the T-Wolves put it all together against an inferior opponent that has struggled considerably on the road, going 4-11 this season. Expect Minnesota to once again ride its starters to big minutes, this time resulting in a blowout win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -10.5