Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/10/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/10/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (22-19) at Minnesota Timberwolves (26-16)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -4 -- Over/Under: 210.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Center.

The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 104.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.9 points and 10.1 assists while Paul George is averaging 20.9 points and 55 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last seven road games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.5 points and 5.1 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.2 points and 11.9 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.3 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won five straight home games.

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The Thunder are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 home games. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

After being let down time and time again, I'm slowly starting to come around to these Minnesota Timberwolves, as they're playing consistent and confident basketball, which includes outscoring teams by 11.2 points in their last five games. The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to be the toughest team to figure out, as one second they look like they're jelling, and the next game they completely looked lost and crap the bed, like last night. I'll gladly take the Timberwolves and the small line, as OKC is unbackable right now.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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