Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-28) at Oklahoma City Thunder (28-12)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -12.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the Target Center.
The Timberwolves will be eager to snap an eight-game skid tonight after falling to the Rockets in a painful 107-104 loss on Wednesday. Andrew Wiggins led hte scoring with 28 points, Kevin Martin added 22 points off the bench while Karl-Anthony Towns had 12 points and 16 rebounds but it still wasn't enough as the Rockets were the better team in the clutch moments of the fourth quarter. With the loss, Minnesota drops to 12-28 on the season and 7-11 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Thunder have won eight of their last 10 and will be going for a third straight win after making light work of the Mavericks in a 108-89 win on Wednesday. Russell Westbrook was ejected after just 15 minutes of action so the Thunder turned to rest of the team for scoring and Kevin Durant answered the call with 29 points. Serge Ibaka added 20 points while Dion Waiters had 18 off the bench as the Thunder led by 23 points at halftime before cruising in the second half. With the easy win, Oklahoma City improves to 28-12 on the season and 18-5 at home.
In ATS trends, the Wolves are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall, while the Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Head to head, the Wolves are 6-13-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Oklahoma City but the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
Westbrook most likely won't be suspended for his ejection on Wednesday, so I'm comfortable taking the Thunder to win at home by double digits over a struggling Wolves team with little to play for.