Thunder at Timberwolves - 1/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (33-13) at Minnesota Timberwolves (14-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +8.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday night at the Target Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.6 points and 7.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.9 points and 9.7 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a victory after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 99.2 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 15 home games. Kevin Garnett and Kevin Martin are out.
The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Timberwolves are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Northwest and 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Thunder are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota.
You simply can't back this Timberwolves team against an elite championship contender. Minnesota is going through serious growing pains right now and being at home doesn't even help. Look for OKC to roll by double digits.