The Minnesota Timberwolves (38-37) visit the Sacramento Kings (45-29) on Monday at Golden 1 Center. Tip is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Timberwolves vs. Kings odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Timberwolves have picked up 3 straight victories, including a 99-96 win at the Golden State Warriors as 5.5-point underdogs on Sunday to open their 3-game West Coast trip. The Under cashed and snapped a 4-0 Over streak for the T’Wolves.
The Kings wrap up a 4-game homestand Monday. Sacramento lost 132-109 to Boston Tuesday but racked up back-to-back 8-point victories against the Phoenix Suns (135-127, Friday) and Utah Jazz (121-113, Saturday). The Kings also snapped a 4-0 run to the Over with an Under result last time out.
Timberwolves at Kings odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:09 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Timberwolves +170 (bet $100 to win $170) | Kings -200 (bet $200 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Timberwolves +4.5 (-102) | Kings -4.5 (-118)
- Over/Under (O/U): 240.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Timberwolves at Kings key injuries
- F De’Aaron Fox (hamstring) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Timberwolves at Kings picks and predictions
Kings 124, Timberwolves 120
The Kings (-200) will cost you 2 times your potential return, and that’s just too much risk for not enough reward, especially with Fox nursing a sore right hamstring and potentially unable to suit up. He missed Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz.
Fox averages a team-high 25.3 points while hitting 51.6% of his field-goal attempts and adds 6.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. If he doesn’t play, it’s a major difference.
The TIMBERWOLVES +4.5 (-102) are the lean either way, but especially so if Fox is not cleared to play. A combination of G Matthew Dellavedova and G Davion Mitchell is not nearly as formidable as Fox.
Mitchell made the start Saturday with Fox sidelined and posted 11 points with 6 assists and 4 steals.
The Timberwolves are 6-2 ATS in the past 8 games on the road and 5-1 ATS in the past 6 outings when playing on no rest. Minnesota is also 6-2-1 ATS in the past 9 meetings with the Kings and is 3-1-1 ATS in the past 5 trips to Sacramento.
Play the OVER 240.5 (-112).
The Over is 4-1 in Minnesota’s last 5 games overall, 5-1 in its last 6 road outings and 4-1 in its last 5 playing on no rest.
The Kings have also posted a 4-1 Over mark in the past 5 games overall, have cashed 8 of their last 10 against winning sides and are 8-3 in their last 11 at Golden 1 Center.
The Over has connected in each of the past 5 meetings between these teams in Sacramento.
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