Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Target Center)
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Thunder have won their last three games, the most recent going on the road and beating the Orlando Magic 120-114 to improve their record on the season to 26-19. The Timberwolves come in sliding and have lost their last seven games, the last loss to the Chicago Bulls dropping the game 117-110 to move their record on the season to 15-29.
The Thunder comes in averaging 109.9 points per game to rank 17th in the NCAA in scoring offense. Leading the Thunder in scoring is Shai Gigeous-Alexander who averages 19.8 points per game to lead the team while adding 6 rebounds per game. Offseason acquisition Chris Paul comes in averaging 17 points per game while adding a team-high 6.4 assists per game. Manning the paint is Steven Adams who averages 11.3 points per game while leading the team in rebounds with 9.7 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves come in averaging 111.1 points per game to rank 15th in the NBA. Leading the Timberwolves offense is all-star center Karl-Anthony Towns, Towns averages a double-double with 26.5 points per game while adding 10.9 rebounds per game while shooting 51.3% from the field. Towns also added 4.3 assists per game. Leading the Timberwolves backcourt is Jeff Teague who averages 6.1 assists per game while adding 13.2 points.
The Timberwolves boast one of the worst defenses in the NBA, allowing 114.6 points per game to rank 25th in the NBA in scoring defense while opponents have shot 46.2% from the field. Oklahoma City has been solid defensively this season allowing 108.1 points per game to rank 11th in the NBA in scoring defense.
The Thunder has been a surprise team in the NBA this season and come in with a 30-15 record ATS on the season which is the best record against the spread in the NBA. Minnesota has struggled with a 17-25-2 record ATS on the year. Final score prediction, the Timberwolves slide continues and the Thunder win on the road with an 113-108 final score.