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Kings vs. Timberwolves 2023 NBA Odds and Preview – November 23rd

By Hank Blaine

The Sacramento Kings and the Minnesota Timberwolves share the Target Center floor on Friday night (November 24). Head coach Chris Finch and his group looks strong after taking down Eastern Conference heavyweights Philadelphia 76ers in their recent outing. The victory means they remain atop the Western Conference standings with an 11-3 record. Meanwhile, the Kings are out to stop the bleeding following back-to-back losses to the New Orleans Pelicans. This is their first 2023-24 regular season meeting and serves as an In-Season Tournament Group stage game.

Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 2023 In-Season Tournament Game Information

  • When: Friday, November 24th, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • TV: Bally Sports North, NBCSCA
  • Radio: Sactown Sports 1140 AM (Kings) // KFAN FM 100.3 (Timberwolves)
  • Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Sacramento Kings?

The Kings are eager to recover from back-to-back losses versus the Pelicans. Despite having three starters score 22 points or more recently, Sacramento suffered its sixth loss this season. De’Aaron Fox once again led his team to 26 points on top of two rebounds and five assists, while Domantas Sabonis trailed him with 23 points, nine boards, and six rebounds. Starting forward Harrison Barnes contributed 22 points and three rebounds to help his side finish 44.7% from the field and 34.1% from deep.

Mike Brown’s coaching strategies emphasize ball rotation and an offensive mindset. The squad averages 114.9 points (11th) per game on 46.2% shooting (22nd). They are masters of the short and mid-range at 57.0% two-point shooting (fifth). Although the squad only registers 34.4% of their shots from deep, we’ve seen this team go hot and win plenty of games through quality three-point shooting.

Defensively, the Kings limit opponents to 115.6 per game on 48.9% shooting (23rd). Friday’s visitors also highlight a 55.7% opponent two-point and 36.9% three-point shooting. Sacramento averages 51.0 (23rd) total rebounds in 15 games.

Keegan Murray is day-to-day after picking up a back injury. Keon Ellis joins him since the guard sustained an ankle injury that left him watching the recent Pelicans matchup. Moreover, Alex Len is expected to miss at least a month of games due to a moderate high ankle sprain.

Why Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves are on a roll right now. They previously overpowered the Sixers to claim an 11th season win, finishing the night with a 48.9% field goal percentage and 38.5% from deep. Despite a slow night from the line with only 16 of 24 made free throws, the Wolves remained composed across all areas. Anthony Edwards topped the night with 31 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Karl-Anthony Towns was behind him with 23 points, 11 boards, and three assists. However, the biggest surprise was a pair of players coming off the bench and scoring double digits. Naz Reid had 13 points in 22 minutes, while Shake Milton closed his account with 12 points in 21 minutes.

Minnesota showcases the finest defensive basketball narratives now. The team holds opponents to 105.8 points (second) per game on a league-best 43.0% opponent shooting. They uphold incredible interior and perimeter defense that limits competitors to 49.8% from the two-point range and 32.3% from downtown (second).

The hosts progress as a striking two-way team early into the season. The squad also averaged 113.1 points (18th) on 48.8% shooting (sixth). Chris Finch’s unit attacks the basket well and hits mid-range jumpers like butter with a 55.7% two-point percentage. The Wolves aren’t too shabby from deep, too, hitting 36.2% of their three-point attempts.

Kings vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

  • The Kings won three of their last five road games.
  • The totals have gone under in three of Sacramento’s last five road outings.
  • The Sacramento Kings are 3-2 against the spread in their last five road contests.
  • The Timberwolves won all five of their last five games at Target Center.
  • The totals have gone over in three of the Wolves’ last five home games.
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-0 against the spread in their last five home contests.

Kings vs. Timberwolves Expert Betting Prediction

The Kings keep a close eye on the Timberwolves who are on a roll leading up to Friday. While the visitors deal with a few injury issues, the Wolves come into the contest in full force. Minnesota had plenty of pace following a 13-point victory over the Sixers. Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards continue to play tremendously over the last few days. However, they have to keep their guards up high. The Kings took down the Mavericks, Lakers, and Spurs in the last five games. Sacramento also forged a a six-game winning streak before losing a pair to the Pelicans. If they can quickly pick up the pace, covering the spread and reeling in the win remains in the cards.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.

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