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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Sacramento Kings (16-13) at Minnesota Timberwolves (13-16)
Date & Time Monday December 17, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -8 -- Over/Under: 231
TV Channel
FSN, NSCA
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The Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday in NBA action at the Target Center.

The Sacramento Kings look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 115.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 18.9 points and 5.2 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 18.1 points and 7.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have won five of their last seven road games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a feel good victory here that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 110.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.7 points and 11.8 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.7 points and 4.4 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won nine of their last 12 home games.

The Kings are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 11-3 in Kings last 14 overall. The under is 19-7 in Timberwolves last 26 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are riding a four-game losing streak and are giving up more than 116 points in their last five games. It's not the type of team I'm looking to lay a big number with. The Sacramento Kings have had their issues on the road, but they also just beat a Dallas Mavericks team last night, a team that's been on fire at home. The Kings have done nothing this season but cover numbers and pick up surprise victories. I'm honestly not sure how you turn down the points in this spot, especially with the way the Timberwolves have played the last week. 

Pick:
Sacramento Kings +8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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