Against the Spread Pick
You have to wonder why the Minnesota Timberwolves are getting only 1.5 points against the host Sacramento Kings on Monday. Minnesota is not terrible on the road and Sacramento is far from dominant at home, but that should be not be enough to result in such a small number. The Timberwolves are the coldest team in basketball these days, owners of an 11-game losing streak. Sacramento, on the other hand, has won three of its past five outings. De’Aaron Fox has led the Kings in assists on 16 of the last 17 occasions and has led them in scoring in each of the last two (34 and 24 points). The Timberwolves are 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 overall, 1-4 ATS in their last five on the road, and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 against opponents with losing records. Sacramento is 4-1 ATS in its last five against opponents with winning percentages under .400. Back the KINGS with plenty of confidence.
Over Under Pick
Fox is getting plenty of help from Buddy Hield, who has scored at least 19 points in four of the past five contests–including 42 in a recent win at none other than Minnesota. The over is 5-1 in the Timberwolves’ last six on the road and 6-2 in their last eight against opponents with losing records. It is also 10-1 in the Kings’ last 11 overall and 5-0 in their last five at home. Additionally, the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams. Take the OVER.