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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings 12/26/2019 NBA Spread and Picks

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings 12-26-2019 NBA Spread and Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings 12/26/2019 – These are Western Conference teams that look to turn things around and make a good run this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are headed to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California to play the Kings this December 26 at 10 pm Eastern Time. The game will be televised by NBC Sports California and NBA fans can see the stream of the game at NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The Kings, who are on a four-game losing streak and are glad to be home to host the T-Wolves who lost 11 straight already. On losing streak ends and NBA Betting Covers see the Kings ending theirs.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings 12/26/2019

When: December 26, 2019 10:00 PM ET
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento California
TV: NBC Sports California
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings 12/26/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +4 (-110) 221.5 o (-110) +167

Sacramento Kings
-4 (-110) 221.5 u (-110) -192
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

Karl-Anthony Towns missed four consecutive games already for the T-Wolves and he is 50-50 for this game against the Kings. Minnesota leaned on Andrew Wiggins but he cannot push himself further despite having a career season. In the last two weeks, Wiggins has averaged 26.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals. Gorgui Dieng has stepped up in place of Towns as he did 14.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals. In their recent loss to an injury-depleted Golden State Warriors, Jordan McLaughlin stepped up big time with 19 points, 4 assists, 3 steals and shot 50% from the three-point line. Getting a win in Sacramento should depend if Towns will play for them. If not, it will be tough having only Wiggins to depend on with Jeff Teague being inconsistent in Town’s absence.

Players to watch: A. Wiggins SF 25 GP 25 GS 35.5 MIN 25 PTS 1.2 OR 4 DR 5.2 REB 3.1 AST 0.7 STL 1.2 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.61 PER
J. Teague PG 25 GP 13 GS 29.2 MIN 14 PTS 0.5 OR 2.3 DR 2.8 REB 6.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 2 PF 3 AST/TO 18.09 PER
R. Covington PF 28 GP 27 GS 27.5 MIN 11.8 PTS 0.7 OR 4.6 DR 5.3 REB 1 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 3 PF 0.7 AST/TO 13.26 PER.

Sacramento Kings Betting

De’Aaron Fox looked great in their recent loss against the Houston Rockets as he did 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Ryan Holmes was fantastic providing 12 points and 13 assists being their inside presence. Still, the team’s leading scorer Buddy Hield took an off night doing just 10 points and went 3-of-12 from the field. The Sacramento Kings need to dig in deep to their roster and they saw flashes of vintage Trevor Ariza and an underwhelming Nemanja Bjelica had 10 points and shot 4-of-11 for the night. Even without Towns, Kings indeed have to do better with other role players having to step up. A loss to the T-Wolves will be devastating for their confidence and it could start a string of losses.

Players to Watch: B. Hield SG 30 GP 30 GS 34 MIN 20.3 PTS 0.9 OR 4.1 DR 5 REB 2.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.6 PF 1.2 AST/TO 14.95 PER
D. Fox PG 13 GP 11 GS 31.4 MIN 18.8 PTS 1 OR 3.2 DR 4.2 REB 6.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.8 AST/TO 18.76 PER
H. Barnes SF 30 GP 30 GS 35.1 MIN 15.6 PTS 1 OR 4 DR 5 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 1.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 14.23 PER.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings 12/26/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.
Minnesota are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
Minnesota are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Sacramento.
Timberwolves are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Minnesota are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Sacramento.
Minnesota are 0-11 SU in their last 11 games this season.
Timberwolves are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 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 Kings

Sacramento are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Sacramento’s last 20 games.
Sacramento are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento’s last 8 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento’s last 5 games at home.
Sacramento are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Sacramento are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Sacramento’s last 15 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
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.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Thursday vs Sacramento
Jake Layman SF Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Sacramento

Sacramento Kings

Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Ankle is “?” Thursday vs Minnesota

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Sacramento Kings
40-42 Against the Spread 45-36-1
44-38 Straight Up 40-41-1
112 Points per Game 114
113 Points Allowed per Game 115
44.13 Offensive FG% 45.07
76.38 Offensive FT% 78.75
32.59 Offensive 3PT% 35.49
46.48 Defensive FG% 47.07
79.36 Defensive FT% 77.83
37.56 Defensive 3PT% 36.13

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Betting Picks

If Towns is present, this could be a close one to call. If not, Best Sportsbook sees the T-Wolves going to a 12-game losing streak. Fox has been playing great for the Kings despite the losses but they need Hield to be more consistent if Sacramento wants to ensure this victory over Minnesota.

Moneyline: The Kings are on the advantage here so they are given the ML of -192. The T-Wolves are at +167 if they win against Sacramento.

ATS: The Kings is given the upper hand in this game with a -4 over the spread while the T-Wolves are at +4.

TOTALs: It is 221.5 totals that are expected for both teams to reach with the Kings going under while T-Wolves are over.

Score Prediction: 118 – 112 Kings