The Minnesota Timberwolves hit the road for a clash with the Sacramento Kings.
|Date:||Thursday December 26, 2019|
|Time:||at 10:00 PM (EST)|
|Location:||Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California|
|Odds/Point Spread:||SAC -4.0|
CONSENSUSFROM 593 PREDICTIONS
|63%||MINNESOTA||50% over 222.5|
COMPUTER PREDICTIONSTATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
|10-19 (10-17-2 ATS) this season||12-18 (16-14 ATS) this season|
|Minnesota are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games.||Sacramento are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.||The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Sacramento’s last 20 games.|
|Minnesota are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.||Sacramento are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.|
|Minnesota are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Sacramento.||The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento’s last 8 games against Minnesota.|
|Minnesota are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road.||The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento’s last 5 games at home.|
|Minnesota are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Sacramento.||Sacramento are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota.|
|Minnesota are 0-11 SU in their last 11 games this season.||Sacramento are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.|
|Minnesota are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Western conference.||The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Sacramento’s last 15 games against an opponent in the Western conference.|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.||Sacramento are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.|
|Sacramento are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played in December.|
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
Sacramento Kings Injuries
|Karl-Anthony Towns (Knee) is questionable Thursday vs Sacramento||Bogdan Bogdanovic (Ankle) is questionable Thursday vs Minnesota|
|Jake Layman (Shoulder) is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Sacramento|
The Minnesota Timberwolves hit the street for a conflict with the Sacramento Kings. The Timberwolves are (10-19), falling off a 113-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The Kings are (12-18), subsequent to tumbling to the Houston Rockets, 113-104.
In the Timberwolves misfortune to the Warriors, Minnesota was guided by Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins associated on 10 of 27 endeavors from the floor, totaling 22 points. The Timberwolves shot 40% from the floor and 33% from 3-point go. Minnesota was out scored 48 to 40 inside the paint. The second quarter hurt the Timberwolves, being out scored 35-21.
In the Kings loss to the Rockets, Sacramento was driven repulsively by De’Aaron Fox. Fox changed over on 13 of 21 endeavors from the floor, making 4 foul shots, recording 31 focuses and 6 helps. The Kings shot 47% from the floor and 23% from separation. Sacramento overwhelmed the sheets, out bouncing back Houston, 62 to 43. The Kings resistance hurt their odds, enabling Houston to make 15 3-pointers.
Late Betting Trends:
- Timberwolves are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 street games.
- Timberwolves are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games in general.
- The under is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 in general.
- Lords are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Lords are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games generally speaking.
- The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 home games.
Over the last 11 games, Minnesota ranks last in the league on defense with a 117.9 rating and 28th in the NBA with a -9.4 net rating during that span.
The return of De’Aaron Fox seems to have messed up the Kings’ recent chemistry and they’ve lost four in a row as a result. Several Kings come into this game struggling, including Harrison Barnes and Buddy Hield, who have been non-factors during the team’s current four-game slide. Sacramento’s efficiency on offense is down this season as a result but they run into a Timberwolves team that has fallen on hard times as of late. Losers of 11 in a row, Minnesota no longer looks like the fringe playoff team that took the league by storm to start the season. With Towns questionable for this game and the Kings starting to get healthy, look for Sacramento to cover the number at the Golden 1 Center on Boxing Day.
The over is 6-2 in the last 8 matchups. The Timberwolves are in a terrible stretch of b-ball here, having lost 10 of every a column. Karl-Anthony Towns is additionally faulty for the game. The Kings have lost 4 out of a line and 5 of their last 6. Neither one of the offenses has had the option to score at a predictable rate, as the under has been productive for the two groups. The Timberwolves generally on the season are 10-17-2 ATS, while the Kings are 16-14 ATS. The two groups have been battling, so this can possibly be a messy game. I’ll take the under in this one. Last score forecast, the Kings win and the all out goes under, 108-103.
Prediction: Sacramento Kings -4.0