Timberwolves To Prevail In Monday Shootout Vs. Kings

Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:30 PM UTC

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 9:30 PM UTC

This writer’s guess for the highest-scoring game on a busy Monday in the NBA? I give you Kings at Timberwolves. Can probably guess where I’d lean on the total.

<h2 style="text-align:center">Sacramento (31-28, 36-23 ATS) at Minnesota (28-31, 31-28 ATS)</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Monday, 8 p.m. ET<br />Free NBA Picks: ‘Over’ &amp; Wolves<br />Best Lines Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4423&amp;book=BetOnline" target="_blank" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3569820, "sportsbooksIds":[1096,19,93,999991,238], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Both Sacramento and Minnesota are sitting outside the Western Conference’s top eight and thus both badly could use a victory Monday night when they face off in the Twin Cities.</p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/sacramento-kings-vs-minnesota-timberwolves-3569820/odds/" title="Live Game Odds">It’s the last meeting of the season between the clubs</a>, with the Kings leading 2-1. They won both at home but lost at Minnesota on Dec. 17, 132-105. Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 17 points. He was one of a club-record nine players to score in double figures. Both Derrick Rose and Tyus Jones had double-digit assists. Buddy Hield had 21 to lead the Kings, who have lost their past three in Minnesota.</p><p>When the teams played Dec. 12 in California’s capital city, the final was 141-130 Kings. That was the third-highest scoring game in Timberwolves history. This won’t be that high scoring but may not be far off considering the Kings rank 26<sup>th</sup> in points allowed and the Timberwolves 19<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Swipa came up clutch to clinch the season series against OKC 🦊 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/VhKWVU5Gku\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/VhKWVU5Gku&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/SacramentoKings/status/1099723476519120901?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;February 24, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2>Bet Wolves Or Kings?</h2><p>The big question here is whether Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns plays. He has missed the past two as he’s in the concussion protocol after being in a car accident last week. The Kings won at the horrible Knicks without him Friday (the first missed game of Towns’ career) but lost 140-128 in Milwaukee the next night. Towns leads the team in scoring (23.1 ppg) and rebounding (12.0 rpg).</p><p>Dario Saric, who came over with Robert Covington from Philly in the Jimmy Butler trade, has been starting in Towns’ place. Covington has missed the past 22 games with a bone bruise on his right knee. He’s about the only top-notch defender on the team. Backup big man Gorgui Dieng has missed the past two for personal reasons.</p><p>Sacramento snapped a two-game skid – losing each by just two points at excellent teams Denver and Golden State – with a 119-116 upset victory in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Hield appeared quite jacked to play in the state where he starred in college (Oklahoma) with 34 points on 12-for-22 shooting to break out of a mini-shooting slump. It was Hield’s fifth 30-point game this season, the most by a King since DeMarcus Cousins had 26 of them in the 2016-17 season.</p><p>Rookie Marvin Bagley III had another double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Willie Cauley-Stein had 10 points and 11 rebounds and took a huge charge on Russell Westbrook with 11.5 seconds left. It was the first time the Kings won a season series from the Thunder since the franchise moved from Seattle. The Kings play as fast as anyone and rank ninth in the league in scoring.</p><ul> <li>Timberwolves are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.</li> <li>Over is 22-8-1 in Kings last 31 vs. Western Conference.</li> <li>Over is 11-4 in Timberwolves last 15 home games.</li> <li>Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.</li></ul><p>Even if Towns doesn’t play, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="Live NBA Odds">still like the "over" and the Wolves.</a> <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" title="Check Our NBA Picks">They are tough at home (19-10 SU), while the Kings aren’t </a>the same away (12-17 SU).</p>
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