Minnesota Timberwolves (4-8) vs Sacramento Kings (6-5 )Date : 11/09/2018
Time : 10:00 PM ET
Location : Smoothie King Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings
The Kings will welcome the Wolves to Smoothie King Center the Kings are coming off a lost against the Raptors while the Wolves lost to the Lakers on the road. Game tips off at 10:00 PM ET.
Minnesota Timberwolves's Latest Performance :
The Wolves are coming off a loss against the Lakers it was a good effort from the team regardless. Leading the way for the Wolves was Derrick Rose who has been on a tear he is starting to look like the Derrick Rose of old he finished the game with 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting with seven 3-pointers, five assists, and three rebounds. It was great to see Rose have a shooting display because he has been struggling with his three-ball for a while in his career. Jimmy Butler chipped in with 24 points he shot 9-of-18 from the field without a single turnover. He has already missed three games this season because of soreness. He has been involved in many trade rumors early into the season. Jimmy is a very important piece to the Wolves franchise and if he were to be traded the Wolves will have to hope they get a good of a player back. Towns was 1-of-6 from deep and he committed a season-high six turnovers as he must do a better job taking care of the ball as he was boxed out by Tyson Chandler which resulted in the Lakers have another possession. Playing against the Kings will be a good opportunity for Towns to redeem himself going up against Willie.
Sacramento Kings's Latest Performance :
The Kings are hoping to end their two-game skid against the against the Wolves. It was a tough matchup for the Kings as they weren’t able to overcome the Raptors. The Kings are now one game above the .500 mark as they have exceeded everybody expectation to start the season off. Leading the way for the Kings was Willie Cauley-Stein he scored 24 points on 10-15 shooting (4/5 free throws), eight rebounds, four assists, one, steal and one block. He was attacking the rim, where the majority of his points should come from. It was a great bounce-back game for Willie as he scored only six points in his last game. Buddy Hield started the game unusually slow but heated up in the third quarter with over 15 points. He would finish with 24 on 9-22 shooting (3-9 from three) to match Willie points production with 24. The Kings will have to do a better job on the board as they were outrebounded by the Raptors by 20. Fox will get the opportunity to play against Rose who has been on a tear offensively.
How Minnesota Timberwolves & Sacramento Kings Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest.
Timberwolves are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Pacific.
Against The Spread Selection: Minnesota Timberwolves
My reason for the pick :
The Timberwolves should be able to win on the road against the Kings in this game. The Wolves will have the momentum coming into this game after just letting their last game slip. The Wolves have a better team on paper as I expect the Wolves stars to show up in this one and take this game. Derrick Rose will go neck-to-neck with Fox as it should be a good duel between the two point guards. For the Kings, it will be a great learning experience for them because the Wolves are a team they should model if they want to make their return to the postseason. The Kings got the talent it just a matter of time when they are all on the same page.
Betting trends for Minnesota Timberwolves:
- Timberwolves are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Sacramento Kings:
- Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.