Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/4/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/4/23
Sat 4th March 2023

The Sacramento Kings (37-25, 19-12 Home), the NBA’s top scoring team, welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves (33-32, 13-18 Away) on Saturday. Both teams will be playing their second game in as many days. Each is 6-4 without a day off. Minnesota beat the Los Angeles Lakers 110-102 at Arena yesterday.

Rudy Gobert was a top performer with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and three assists. The Timberwolves are the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Sacramento won their fifth in a row in a close one yesterday at Golden 1 Center, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 128-127.

De’Aaron Fox had 33 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists, carrying the team. The Kings are the third seed in the Western Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Minnesota and Sacramento have split their two matchups this season. The Kings triumphed in the last meeting, beating the Timberwolves 118-111 in overtime at Target Center on January 30.

Fox led the Kings with 32 points. Anthony Edwards had 33 points and eight rebounds in defeat. Edwards is averaging 24.6 points per game to lead the T’Wolves in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Gobert is grabbing 11.5 rebounds per game, fourth-most in the NBA, and D’Angelo Russell is dishing 6.2 assists. Fox has powered the Kings’ offense, averaging 25.5 points per game.

Domantas Sabonis is posting 12.3 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.0 assists per game. The Kings are averaging 120.9 points per game, ranking as the top scoring offense in the league. The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Golden 1 Center (5-5). Sacramento has won three in a row at home this season.

Minnesota is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -0.3 (115.5-115.8). Sacramento has gone 8-2 over the last 10, scoring 131.0 points per game on average while holding opponents to 126.8 (+4.2 margin). The Kings are averaging 120.9 ppg for the full season while allowing 118.2.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Naz Reid: 25.6 | 16.8 | +8.8
Jaylen Nowell: 7.0 | 15.6 | -8.6
Points per game:
Naz Reid: 15.8 | 10.7 | +5.1
Jaylen Nowell: 4.0 | 10.9 | -6.9
Rebounds per game:
Naz Reid: 7.6 | 5.0 | +2.6
Assists per game:
Mike Conley: 5.2 | 7.4 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trey Lyles: 16.8 | 12.1 | +4.7
Points per game:
De’Aaron Fox: 34.8 | 25.5 | +9.2
Rebounds per game:
Harrison Barnes: 6.4 | 4.7 | +1.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings (-225)

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