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Kings vs. Timberwolves 2023 NBA Odds and Preview – January 30th

By Jeff Stinger

The Dallas Mavericks won just one of their last six games and are lining up against the Suns on Thursday night. A game with their rivals from last season is a matchup everyone wants to see. Both share the same 25-14 record and will fight for the No. 6 Western Conference seed. Phoenix starts to build momentum and is riding a four-game winning streak in the wake of a 1-9 record. They clawed their way back to the top ten and look forward to another shot at the Mavs since losing their last meeting in December.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Let’s get a closer look at the upcoming Mavs vs. Suns face-off in this preview.

Kings vs. Timberwolves Game Information

  • When: Monday, January 30, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Radio: Sactown Sports 1140 (Kings) // 830 WCCO-AM (Timberwolves)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Kings (-1) // Timberwolves (+1)

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Why Bet on the Sacramento Kings?

The Kings currently hold the top Pacific Division spot and worked their way up to an impressive No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. No one expected the franchise to make its way into the top five this early considering the recent overhaul the lineup went through. Nevertheless, it looks like Mike Brown found the perfect formula to make sure 2022 acquisitions Domantas Sabonis and Kevin Huerter and the 2022 NBA draft link up well with core players De’Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes.

So far, the Kings’ starting lineup shares the offensive workload very well. Fox holds the team-high scoring record of 23.93 points per game with Sabonis right behind him at 18.54 PPG. The three remaining starters also log double-digit scoring figures of no less than 13 PPG. As a team, they hold the league-best scoring record of 119.5 points per game on 49.4% shooting. Sacramento also tops the stats in short and mid-range shooting with a 58.4% two-point percentage, while maintaining impressive three-point shooting numbers at 37.0%.

Defensively, the Kings hold their opponents to 116.6 points per game. There are several areas of improvement the team needs to address when glancing at their shooting defense records. At the moment, Sacramento limits teams to 48.9% shooting, featuring 56.0% from two-point and 36.2% from deep.

Why Bet on the Minnesota Wimberwolves?

Minnesota’s 27-25 win-loss record is good for the second-best record in the Northwest Division and the Western Conference No. 6 seed. The team continues to do well since entering 2023 and it features a solid starting five coming into this contest except for Rudy Gobert who is a game-time decision since sustaining a groin injury. Meanwhile, Karl-Anthony Towns is out for a few more weeks with a calf injury.

The Timberwolves still have a competent lineup and produce positive results despite not having two of their key big men. Anthony Edwards is scoring 24.73 points per game while D’Angelo Russell leads the team in assists with 6.24 per game on top of 17.78 points per game. It’s worth noting that the squad’s prominent scorer pierces through the second selection with players like Naz Reid and Jaylen Nowell averaging at least ten points per game.

As a team, the hosts record 115.2 points per game on a fourth-best 49.3% shooting. They do exceptionally well hitting short and mid-range shots with a 57.6% two-point success rate paired with a relatively decent three-point shooting percentage at 35.7%. Defensively, the Timberwolves hold their opponents to 115.0 points per game on an eighth-best opponent shooting percentage at 46.6%. The squad accomplishes this thanks to 53.1% opponent two-point and 36.8% three-point percentages.

Kings vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

  • The Kings are 3-2 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
  • The Kings are 2-3 in the last five meetings versus the Timberwolves (1-4 ATS).
  • The totals went under in four of the Kings’ last five road games.
  • The Timberwolves are 4-1 in the last five contests at Target Center (4-1 ATS).
  • The Timberwolves are 4-1 in the last five home meetings with the Kings (4-1 ATS).
  • The totals went over in two of the Timberwolves’ last five home games.

Kings vs. Timberwolves Expert Betting Prediction

The Kings have the edge on paper with better results over the last few weeks. Although you can barely split hairs between the pair, it’s safe to say that we are about to witness a tight clash here. The pressure is on the hosts to step up and deliver positive results if two of Minnesota’s key players fail to suit up here.

Meanwhile, a healthy Kings squad can take down any playoff contender if they start firing on all cylinders. The hosts held off Sacramento once, but a few adjustments to the strategy this time can yield a tighter scoreline. Covering the spread should be doable for the visitors, but a win needs every component working properly to even things out with Minnesota.

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