We have eight NBA games on the schedule for Monday, January 30, and this conference tilt is one of them, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Kings vs. Timberwolves betting pick and odds.
Minnesota is hoping to get the fourth win in a row when they welcome Sacramento at Target Center. The Timberwolves are slight -1.5 favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 236.5 points. These conference rivals have met a couple of nights ago, and the Wolves won 117-110 in Minneapolis.
Kings lost two straight
The Sacramento Kings (27-21, 26-21-1 ATS) were on a six-game winning streak but they lost three of the last four games, and are on a two-game losing run after losing the latest game to the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road. The Kings made nine three-pointers opposite Minnesota’s 17, while Sacramento lost the third quarter by 11 points, which affected the outcome of this tilt. The Kings did force 19 turnovers and committed only nine on the other end, but the hosts were better in rebounds (44-36).
De’Aaron Fox led the Kings in a 117-110 defeat with 29 points, game-high six assists, and two steals. Domantas Sabonis posted a double-double of 23 points and team-high ten rebounds along with five dishes, Harrison Barnes and Malik Monk scored 13 points apiece, while Kevin Huerter had 11 points and seven boards.
Timberwolves displayed a strong third quarter in a win over the Kings
The Minnesota Timberwolves (27-25, 25-27-0 ATS) won five of the previous six games and are on a three-game winning streak following a 117-110 home victory against the Sacramento Kings. The Wolves couldn’t get a separation in the opening half but won the third quarter by 33-22 and that played a vital role in this win. Minnesota shot 52.5% from the floor and made 17 three-pointers opposite Sacramento’s nine.
Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with a double-double of 34 points and ten rebounds along with a game-high six assists and two steals. D’Angelo Russell chipped in 25 points and six dishes, Jaden McDaniels had 15 points and eight boards, Naz Reid scored 14, while Rudy Gobert recorded a double-double of 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
C Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) and PG Jordan McLaughlin (calf) are out indefinitely. SF Taurean Prince (ankle) is questionable to face the Kings on Monday.
- 1-3-1 ATS in the last five games overall
- 1-7-1 ATS in the last nine games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record
- 6-1 ATS in the last seven games overall
- 4-0 ATS in the last four home games
Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Pick
Sacramento has the best offense in the NBA that is averaging 119.5 points per game, which is more than four points per contest than Minnesota, which is scoring 115.2 ppg. Still, that offense was limited in the previous H2H a couple of nights ago, and I am backing the Wolves to do it again on Monday. Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell are in red-hot form at the moment and are thriving in absence of Karl-Anthony Towns, which can be seen from Minnesota’s recent form and the fact that the Wolves won 11 of the last 15 games. Rudy Gobert is now healthy and that improved the Wolves’ defense, so the Kings are going to have problems in the interior.
Pick: Take the Wolves at +2.5 (-133)
The latest H2H produced 227 points and I expect around 230 in this one, which is not a low-scoring game, but still enough for the Under bet, considering the totals. Sacramento failed to score more than 110 points in the last two games, while Minnesota kept the opponents to below 111 points in four of the previous five. Under is 4-1 in the last five H2H meetings in Minnesota; Under is 5-1 in the Kings’ previous six overall, Under is 5-1 in Sacramento’s last six road games, while Under is 4-1 in the Timberwolves’ previous five overall.
Pick: Go Under 238.5 points (-130)