Kings Vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 20, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 20, 2021

A game after he put up 30 points in a 121-107 win over the Mavericks, De’Aaron Fox leads the Sacramento Kings (23-34) at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-42) on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The Kings are favored by 4 points in the matchup, which tips at 10:00 PM ET on NBCS-CA. The matchup has a point total of 237.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 20, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Kings vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 20

Kings:
Marvin Bagley III: Out (Hand),
Richaun Holmes: Out (Hamstring)

Timberwolves:
Jaylen Nowell: Day To Day (Tibia),
Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Kings (-4)
Total Pick Under (237.5)
Prediction Kings 119, Timberwolves 112

The DraftKings line for this game has the Kings favored by four, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (6.9 points).

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 6.9 points highter than the model projection.

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Kings Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 56 25.3 3.5 7.2 1.5 0.5 1.8
Buddy Hield 56 16.5 4.5 3.1 0.8 0.4 4.0
Harrison Barnes 54 15.7 6.6 3.4 0.8 0.2 1.6
Richaun Holmes 50 14.1 8.9 1.7 0.7 1.6 0.0
Marvin Bagley III 37 13.9 7.4 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.9

Kings Player Props

  • Fox’s assists prop over/under for the contest is posted at 6.5 assists, 0.7 assists less than his season average of 7.2.
  • Richaun Holmes’ rebounding prop over/under for the contest is posted at 13.5 boards, 4.6 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.9.
  • Buddy Hield’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 4.5, 0.5 shots greater than his season average of 4.0.
  • Delon Wright’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 1.0 steal less than his season average of 1.5.

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Karl-Anthony Towns 36 24.7 10.8 4.6 0.7 1.4 2.4
Malik Beasley 37 19.6 4.4 2.4 0.8 0.2 3.5
D’Angelo Russell 27 19.1 2.5 5.0 1.0 0.4 2.8
Anthony Edwards 57 18.0 4.3 2.7 1.1 0.4 2.2
Naz Reid 55 11.2 4.7 1.1 0.5 1.1 0.8

Timberwolves Player Props

  • Karl-Anthony Towns’ points prop total for the contest is set at 25.5, 0.8 points higher than his season average of 24.7.
  • Ricky Rubio’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 17.5, 0.9 less than his season average of 18.4.
  • Malik Beasley’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 4.5, 1.0 shot greater than his season average of 3.5.
  • Towns’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks higher than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Kings are shooting 48.2% from the field this season, 0.1 percentage points lower than the 48.3% the Timberwolves allow to opponents.
  • In games Sacramento shoots higher than 48.3% from the field, it is 13-13 against the spread and 14-12 overall.
  • Minnesota has a 13-10-2 record against the spread and a 10-15 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 48.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Timberwolves have shot at a 44.2% rate from the field this season, 4.8 percentage points fewer than the 49% shooting opponents of the Kings have averaged.
  • Minnesota is 6-5-1 against the spread and 5-7 overall when it shoots higher than 49% from the field.
  • Sacramento is 8-3 against the spread and 9-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 44.2% from the field.
  • The Kings are making 36% of their three-point shots this season, 3.4% lower than the 39.4% the Timberwolves allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Sacramento has collected a 12-7 record against the spread and an 11-8 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 39.4% of its three-point shots.
  • Minnesota is 15-4 against the spread while putting together an 8-11 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 36% from three-point range.
  • The Timberwolves shoot 35.1% from three-point distance this season. That’s 3.6 percentage points lower than the Kings have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (38.7%).
  • Minnesota is 9-4-2 ATS and 7-8 overall when the team makes more than 38.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Sacramento is 13-6 ATS and 14-5 overall in games it shoots above 35.1% from deep.
  • The Kings knock down 11.9 three-pointers per game this season, just 0.9 fewer made shots on average than the 12.8 per game the Timberwolves allow.
  • Minnesota has gone 18-9-2 against the spread and 12-17 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Sacramento hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 5-22 ATS and 4-23 straight up.
  • The Kings are the 20th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Timberwolves allow the 16th-fewest makes from deep.

Kings vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Kings Rank Kings AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
9th 114.3 Points Scored 110.4 21st
30th 118.6 Points Allowed 117.9 28th
28th 41.7 Rebounds 42.8 20th
16th 9.6 Off. Rebounds 10.2 13th
20th 11.9 3pt Made 12.8 14th
12th 25.4 Assists 25.1 13th
10th 12.7 Turnovers 13.6 18th

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