Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 4/13/14
Minnesota Timberwolves (40-39) at Sacramento Kings (27-52)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN+, CSAC
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings will meet for the fourth and final time on Sunday. The Timberwolves lead the series 2-1.
The Timberwolves are trying to finish the regular season on a positive note, winning four of their last six games, which includes a Friday win over the Houston Rockets. On the season, the Timberwolves average 106.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allow 103.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Kevin Love remains questionable for this game, as he’s missed two of his last five games with an elbow injury. Corey Brewer is shooting 60 percent from the field in his last five games and is coming off a 51-point performance. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 39-40 ATS overall and 20-19 ATS on the road.
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The Kings have lost five straight and eight of their last 10 games. On the season, the Kings average 100.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allow 103.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is doubtful for this matchup. Meanwhile, DeMarcus Cousins has really taken over the Kings basketball team lately, posting seven straight double doubles and averaging 26.6 points in his last five games. The Kings have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing 100-plus points. The Sacramento Kings are 36-40-3 ATS overall and 16-23 ATS at home.
The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-21 ATS in their last 30 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Minnesota is the better overall team, while Sacramento is more of a one-man show with Cousins. While this game could go either way, I feel a lot more confident in getting the point with the Timberwolves.