Minnesota Timberwolves (37-26) at Sacramento Kings (18-41)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +5.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings meet Monday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.2 points and 12.2 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.7 points and 1.7 assists. Jeff Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Taj Gibson is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost seven straight road games.
The Sacramento Kings also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 99 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.8 points and seven rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.7 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.3 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last six home games.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Saying the Minnesota Timberwolves aren't a good road team may be an understatement, as they get no stops on the defensive end and haven't won on the road since January 22. Not having Butler for the next month or so is also going to test this team. The Sacramento Kings are also decent ATS, which includes covering four of their last five games. However, with all that said, the Timberwolves are still head and shoulders the better team here, and if they're serious about clinching a top four or three seed in the West, they should have little trouble in these games. The spread is reasonable. I'll take Minnesota by a decent sized victory to finally spap that road skid.