Thunder at Timberwolves - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (44-37) at Minnesota Timberwolves (16-65)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday at the Target Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.5 points and 8.6 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 18.3 points and 11 rebounds. Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists and Anthony Morrow is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 48.9 percent shooting from the field in their last five games and have lost six of their last seven when allowing 100-plus points. The Thunder need this game if they’re going to clinch the last seed in the West. OKC has lost six of its last seven games on the road.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for their first win since March 23rd. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 106.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 19.7 points and 2.3 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.4 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 48 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost 10 straight when allowing 100-plus points. Six of the Timberwolves last nine victories have come on their home court. Gary Neal, Martin and Chase Budinger are questionable with injuries.
The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Thunder are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota.
Usually I side with the home team when playing their last home game, but the Timberwolves entire roster is banged up. OKC is also chasing a playoff spot and won't leave anything to chance. Can you say blowout?