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    Sacramento Kings versus Minnesota Timberwolves Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-21-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 23-42 Minnesota Timberwolves will travel to play the 24-44 Sacramento Kings in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Sacramento is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team Sacramento Kings favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 212 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds were released a few hours ago.

    This is the third meeting of the season between these two clubs with Minnesota winning and covering the spread in both games. One game was held in Sacramento and one was played at Minnesota. Each game went under the total.

    The Timberwolves have a road record of 7-26 straight up on the season. They lose for the third time in four games following a 92-77 defeat on the road to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday as a +12 ½ point underdog. The game landed under 183 points. Minnesota was held to just 38 second half points in defeat. They shoot just 33.7% from the floor along with 6 of 24 coming from three. The Timberwolves allowed the Grizzlies 48.8% from the field. No starter for Minnesota scored more than nine points all game and combined for 13 of 43 from the field. With Kevin Love and Chase Budinger sidelined the Timberwolves have struggled for offense. They rank 28th in offensive shooting percentage and are the worst three point shooting team in the NBA.

    The Kings are 18-15 on their home court. The team comes off the 116-101 home victory on Tuesday to the LA Clippers as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 212 points. Sacramento won it in the fourth quarter by outscoring LA 38-18. They enjoyed a 50.7% shooting game and made 14 of 28 from beyond the arc. The Kings held the Clippers to 45% shooting and forced 18 LA turnovers. Marcus Thornton led Sacramento with 25 points off the bench along with four assists on 7 of 14 from the field. The Kings have been horrid on the defensive end of the court. They allow 104.8 points a game which is 30th and last in the NBA in scoring defense. The Kings opponents have made 47.1% of their shots which is 28th and third worst in the league.