Thunder at Timberwolves - 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 +11.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves square off Tuesday night at the Target Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 7.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.5 points and 9.5 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 17 road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves need a victory to snap a six-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 98.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Thunder are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 14-36-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Thunder are back to being a questionable team that has limited scoring options. That was shown big time in Sunday's game against Portland where they lost to Lillard pretty much by himself. Not high on the Timberwolves, but I think there's value to getting double-digit points with the home team.