Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (34-13) at Minnesota Timberwolves (14-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +8 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder invade the Target Center to battle the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight.
The Thunder have won eight of their last nine games and stayed hot with a hard-fought 128-122 overtime win against the Knicks last night. Russell Westbrook flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 30 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists while Kevin Durant poured in a season-high 44 points as the Thunder overcame the pesky Knicks who played well despite missing their leading scorer in Carmelo Anthony. With the win, Oklahoma City improve to 34-13 on the season and 13-8 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have won just two of their last 14 games and are coming into this game fresh of a 114-107 loss at Cleveland. Karl-Anthony Towns led the way with 26 points, Zach LaVine added 21 points while Andrew Wiggins had 20 but it was never going to be enough against a Cavaliers team coming off a blowout loss. Minnesota is now only 14-32 on the season and 7-15 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-7 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Timberwolves are 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall and 19-41-1 ATS in their last 61 home games.
Head to head, the Thunder are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota and the under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings overall.
It's always tough playing on the second night of a back to back, but the Thunder will be buoyed with last night's thrilling overtime win and I can see them staying hot tonight with another solid road win.