Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (26-12) at Minnesota Timberwolves (12-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +11 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at the Target Center.
The Timberwolves have been in a major slump lately as they've won just one of their last 11 games and are in danger of losing a seventh straight game after their 93-87 loss to the Mavericks on Sunday. Andrew Wiggins had a nice game of 21 points while Shabazz Muhammad added 16 points off the bench, but the Wolves once again struggled to find easy baskets and it hurt them, especially in the third quarter where they were outscored by 20-13. With the loss, Minnesota drops to 12-26 on the season and 5-16 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Thunder were gunning for a third straight win on Sunday against the Trailblazers, but instead they were ambushed by Damian Lillard who connected on eight 3-pointers to deal them a 115-110 loss. Kevin Durant scored 28 points while Russell Westbrook had 25 points, nine rebounds and 15 assists, but it still wasn't enough as the Trailblazers made a season-high 19 threes to rally late and steal the game. With the loss, Oklahoma City falls to 26-12 on the season and 9-7 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall and 0-6 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last six.
Coming off a surprising loss, I expect the Thunder to come into this meeting with their game faces on and win by double digits against the struggling T-Wolves.