Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings Matchup 12/23/2023

The Sacramento Kings (17-10) are favored, by three points, over the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-6) on December 23, 2023 at Golden 1 Center. It's a matchup featuring one of the top shooting squads in the NBA versus one of the best defending against the 3-pointer. The Kings are second in the league in triples made per game (15.5) while the Timberwolves are second in 3's conceded (10.9). The point total is set at 233.5 for the matchup.

Matchup

Odds Comparison

Over/Under History
Season Home Away
15-13-0 5-8-0 10-5-0
15-13-0 11-5-0 4-8-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
220 or Less 9-1-0 4-0-0 5-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
220.5 to 225 5-4-0 4-1-0 1-3-0 1-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0
225.5 to 229 1-2-1 0-0-1 1-2-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
229.5 to 235 2-2-0 0-2-0 2-0-0 6-3-0 4-2-0 2-1-0
235.5 to 240 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 4-6-0 1-4-0 3-2-0
240.5 and over 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-1-0 2-1-0 1-0-0
Against the Spread(ATS) History
Season Home Away
18-9-1 9-3-1 9-6-0
15-13-0 8-8-0 7-5-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
-10.5 or More 2-1-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0
-7 to -10 4-1-0 4-1-0 0-0-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
-3.5 to -6.5 1-4-0 0-1-0 1-3-0 4-2-0 3-1-0 1-1-0
-0.5 to -3 3-0-1 1-0-1 2-0-0 4-4-0 2-4-0 2-0-0
0 to 3 4-2-0 2-0-0 2-2-0 4-5-0 2-1-0 2-4-0
+3.5 to +6.5 4-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
+7 to +10 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
+10.5 or more 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 9-5 64.3% 57.1 114.3
Underdog 4-3 57.1% 57.1 111.3
After Win 14-4 77.8% 55.6 112.9
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 11-4 73.3% 53.3 123.4
Favorite 12-7 63.2% 47.4 119
After Losses 7-3 70% 70 119.7

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
111.4 27.9 29.2 27.5 26.8
116.8 29.7 30.4 29.2 27.5
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112.8 28.4 28.8 27.9 27.7
110.1 27.7 27.4 28.6 26.4
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112.7 29.8 28.3 28.3 26.3
112.6 28.4 27.8 29.2 27.2
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
113.7 29.8 29.2 27.8 26.9
117.6 30.1 29.1 30 28.4

Minnesota Timberwolves Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
12/22/23 MIN 118 vs LAL 111 -8 221.5 48.3% 25 9 38.9% 14 49.4% 24 7 41.7% 17
12/21/23 MIN 113 @ PHI 127 -4 226 51.2% 24 9 36% 18 53.6% 32 7 36.4% 12
12/19/23 MIN 112 @ MIA 108 +1.5 217 49.4% 19 12 37.9% 13 47.1% 18 8 36.7% 14
12/17/23 MIN 127 vs IND 109 -10.5 238 55.8% 16 8 60% 15 50% 16 13 28.6% 13
12/15/23 MIN 119 @ DAL 101 +1.5 231 50% 25 12 45.2% 15 47% 18 4 21.9% 15

Sacramento Kings Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
12/21/23 SAC 119 vs BOS 144 -4 239 47.3% 23 12 47.7% 7 55.4% 24 14 52.4% 9
12/19/23 SAC 143 vs WAS 131 -14 252 53% 26 9 39.5% 7 51.8% 30 5 47.4% 11
12/17/23 SAC 125 vs UTA 104 -8 235 54.1% 15 8 48.9% 14 44.2% 21 9 32.4% 12
12/15/23 SAC 128 vs OKC 123 -2 245.5 49% 21 11 40% 17 43.1% 27 16 30.6% 13
12/13/23 SAC 99 @ LAC 119 -3.5 237.5 41.9% 24 7 27% 14 52.4% 21 6 37.9% 15

Timberwolves vs. Kings Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 23, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: NBCS
  • Favorite: Kings (-3)
  • Total: 233.5

Timberwolves vs. Kings Matchup Statistics

  • The Kings score 11.4 more points per game (118.3) than the Timberwolves give up (106.9).
  • The Kings have a +15 scoring differential, putting up 118.3 points per game (seventh in the league) and giving up 117.7 (21st in the NBA).
  • The Timberwolves have a +183 scoring differential, topping opponents by 6.8 points per game. They're putting up 113.7 points per game, 17th in the league, and are giving up 106.9 per contest to rank first in the NBA.
  • In home games, Sacramento is scoring 11.6 more points per game (123.4) than it is in road games (111.8).
  • In 2023-24 Minnesota is scoring 1.3 fewer points per game at home (113) than on the road (114.3).
  • In their last 10 games, the Kings have been racking up 121.9 points per game, an average that's a little higher than the 118.3 they've scored over the course of the 2023-24 season.
  • The Timberwolves have performed better offensively over their previous 10 games, averaging 114.9 points per contest, 1.2 more than their season average of 113.7.

Timberwolves vs. Kings Previous Meetings

Kings vs Timberwolves (Last 10 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
11/24/2023 Timberwolves -4 230 -185 +154 124-111 SAC
3/27/2023 Kings -4.5 240 -215 +185 119-115 MIN
3/4/2023 Kings -3.5 237.5 -180 +155 138-134 MIN
1/30/2023 Timberwolves -1 238 -110 -110 118-111 SAC
1/28/2023 Kings -1 239 -110 -110 117-110 MIN

Kings Leaders

  • Domantas Sabonis averages 18.7 points, 12.2 rebounds and 7.3 assists.
  • De'Aaron Fox averages 29.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists, shooting 48.7% from the field and 40.9% from beyond the arc, with 3.4 made 3-pointers per contest (fifth in league).
  • Malik Monk averages 14 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists, shooting 42.6% from the field and 40.4% from beyond the arc, with 2.5 made treys per contest.
  • Keegan Murray is averaging 16.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
  • Kevin Huerter is averaging 11.1 points, 2.8 assists and 4 rebounds.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Anthony Edwards averages 24.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists. He is also draining 45.2% of his shots from the floor and 37.9% from 3-point range, with 2.4 triples per contest.
  • Rudy Gobert averages 12.5 points, 12.1 boards and 1.3 assists. He is also sinking 60.7% of his shots from the floor (seventh in league).
  • Mike Conley's numbers on the season are 11.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists per contest. He is draining 46.6% of his shots from the floor and 44.6% from beyond the arc, with an average of 2.3 treys.
  • The Timberwolves get 13.2 points per game from Naz Reid, plus 4.5 rebounds and 1 assists.
  • The Timberwolves get 6.8 points per game from Kyle Anderson, plus 3.5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Timberwolves vs. Kings Injury Report

  • Kings Injuries: Alex Len: Out (Ankle), JaVale McGee: Questionable (Wrist), Malik Monk: Probable (Right Foot)
  • Timberwolves Injuries: Jaylen Clark: Out (Achilles), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Knee)