Thunder vs. Timberwolves - 1/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-35) at Oklahoma City Thunder (22-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -17 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves face off on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena is NBA action.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22 this season and they have lost their last two games as they sit three games out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference. OKC is averaging 100 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 98.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent while winning the rebounding battle on average by 46.6 to 42.7. Kevin Durant leads the Thunder averaging 25.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists, Serge Ibaka is averaging 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson is averaging 14.2 points. The Thunder are 10-15 on the road this season and 5-5 in their last 10 games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-36 this season and they have lost their last four games. The T-Wolves are averaging 97.5 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 107.4 points and their opponents are shooting 49.4 percent and they are being outrebounded on average by 40.8 to 43.2. Andrew Wiggins leads the Timberwolves averaging 15.1 points per game. Thaddeus Young is averaging 13.8 points, Shabazz Muhammad is averaging 13.7 points, and Mo Williams is averaging 12.5 points and 6.5 assists. The Timberwolves are 4-18 on the road and 2-8 in their last 10 games.
Oklahoma City is 5-1-1 against the spread playing on no rest, 1-6 against the spread against the Western Conference, and 4-2 against the spread in their last six games. Minnesota is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, 12-25-1 against the spread in their last 38 games, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games against a team with a winning home record. The home team has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
While 17 points is a big number any way you look at it the Thunder should have no issue covering it and then some.