This Saturday, January 28th, the NBA will continue with the Kings vs Timberwolves game, a clash that promises to be one of the best of the day between two teams that need to win at any cost.
This will be the first time this season that these teams will meet each other, in a match that promises to be very close, as has been their recent series. Each team has won four of their last eight meetings.
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Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Kings vs Timberwolves NBA Regular Season Game on January 28, 2023
- Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
Betting on the Sacramento Kings
- Regular Season Record: 27-20
While they have not had an extraordinary season, the Kings have more than lived up to the expectations that were surrounding them before the start of the campaign. Now, everything seems to indicate that they will finally break a long streak of almost 20 years without being able to enter the playoffs.
Sacramento will be starting here a long seven-game road trip, after losing at home to the Toronto Raptors in their previous game last Wednesday, by a score of 113-95. On that game, De’Aaron Fox scored just 16 points and Domantas Sabonis only 9.
That offensive performance by the Kings has been very uncommon this campaign, given that they are the best team in the league in offense. They usually average 119.7 points scored per game and 49.5% shooting from the field, whichhas been necessary to help a defense that has an average of 116.6 points allowed.
Betting on the Minnesota Timberwolves
- Regular Season Record: 25-25
On their part, the Timberwolves continue their mission to consolidate themselves as a real candidate to fight for the playoffs in the Western Conference. Indeed, they arrive to this game while being in eighth place in the standings. They have a poor record, but they are just one game away from the spots that give direct access to the postseason.
Although they have been a very inconsistent team, the Wolves have at least been able to put up a solid performance in front of their home crowd. They currently have a 16-10 home record, and a very good average of 117.5 points scored per game. Defensively, however, they have not been able to do things in the best way, with an average of 115.7 points allowed per game.
While young Anthony Edwards has been crucial in dealing after the absence of Karl-Anthony Towns, we also have to mention D’Angelo Russell, who has also been a consistent contributor, averaging 17.6 points and 6.2 assists per game.
Despite what they did in their last game, the offensive power of the Kings is more than recognized. However, things have not been the same when playing away from home, since they average only 114.6 points scored per game. Still, that performance has been aided by a defense that usually performs better in that condition, averaging 114.9 points allowed.
Although the Wolves are also a productive team on offense, they arrive to this Kings vs Timberwolves game after playing the night before, something that could play against them and affect the performance of their offense against a solid visiting defense.
The Kings have covered the Under in 14 of the 20 games they have played on the road this campaign so, considering those numbers and that the Wolves won’t be at 100%, we think the best option is to expect a close game and not a very high score.