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Minnesota has gone 4-5 straight-up as the underdog this season and is 5-4 ATS in those games. As the underdog, they have lost their last two games and are 2-3 ATS.
The Timberwolves are 32-14 on the season, which is good for 2nd place in the Western Conference. In their last game, they lost to the Spurs by a score of 113-112. The O/U line for that game was 227.5.
Minnesota’s ATS record for the season is 22-23, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. On the road, they are 11-13 ATS, compared to 11-10 ATS at home.
So far this season, the Timberwolves have an O/U record of 23-23. The under has hit in their last three games, and today’s O/U line is set at 224.5. On average, their games have finished with 220.7 points.
Thunder looks to become the number one in the West
The Thunder are favored by 2.5 points against the Timberwolves today. So far this season, Oklahoma City has been favored in 30 of their 46 games and has a record of 23-7 in those games.
Oklahoma City is 31-15 against the spread this season, including a 16-6 mark at home in the NBA standings. At home, the Thunder have won seven straight games and have an average scoring margin of +10.5 points per game.
In their last game, the Thunder were favored by 12.5 points against the Pistons but lost by a score of 120-104. This dropped their overall record to 32-14, which is still good for first place in the Western Conference.
The O/U line for the Thunder’s last game was 237 points, and they finished with a combined score of 224. This was the second straight game that has gone under for Oklahoma City, and their O/U record for the season is 25-21.
On the season, the Thunder have an average over/under line of 234.1 points, and their games have averaged 234.2 points. Today’s line of 224.5 is lower than 42 of their previous games.
|MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES vs OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
|Location of the Game: Paycom Center, Oklahoma City
|Date and Time: Monday, January 29th 8:00 ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 NBA Regular Season
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
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AI Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder 119 – Minnesota Timberwolves 117
Sport Betting AI Picks: ATS Timberwolves +2.5 | ML Thunder -138 | OVER 224.5
Timberwolves vs Thunder Betting Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Game Analysis
When it comes to scoring, the Minnesota Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA at 113.1 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 113.4 points compared to 112.7 at home.
So far, Minnesota has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 43.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 25th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game.
One area where the Timberwolves have excelled is three-point shooting. Thanks to the NBA player stats, they are 2nd in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 39%. Overall, Minnesota is 8th in field goal percentage.
So far this season, the Timberwolves have been the best defensive team in the NBA, allowing just 107.6 points per game. They have been especially tough at home, giving up just 103.7 points per contest.
Minnesota has done a great job of defending the three-point line, allowing opponents to shoot just 35.5% from beyond the arc. Overall, opponents have hit just 45.1% of their shots against the Timberwolves, which is the third-best mark in the league.
Over their last five games, Minnesota’s defense has slipped a bit, allowing opponents to shoot 48.9% from the field and 37.3% from three-point range. During that stretch, opponents have made just 17.8 free throws per game. Jaylen Clark (Achilles) is out for the game and Mike Conley is questionable due to hamstring, based on the NBA Injury Report.
Oklahoma City Thunder Game Analysis
At home, the Oklahoma City Thunder are scoring 123.9 points per game, which is 3rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in scoring at 121.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Oklahoma City is 2nd in the league at 50%. They are also 3rd in two-point shooting at 57% in the NBA team stats.
So far this season, the Thunder have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.6% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.7 possessions per game. When it comes to free throws, they are 12th in makes at 18.5 per game.
Overall, Oklahoma City is 10th in assists at 27.2 per game. However, they are 29th in offensive rebounds at 8.6 per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 3rd in percentage at 38% but are 17th in attempts.
When it comes to defense, the Thunder are one of the best in the league, ranking 13th in points allowed per game (113.0). They have been even better on the road, where they are 5th in the NBA in points allowed per contest (112.8).
Overall, opponents have hit just 44.9% of their field goals against Oklahoma City, which is the top mark in the league. They have also done a great job defending inside the arc, ranking 2nd in two-point shooting percentage allowed (51.3%).
Over their last five games, the Thunder have been even better on the defensive end, giving up just 104.6 points per game, which is the 3rd fewest in the NBA during that span. Tre Mann is the only player who is not available for the Thunder for tonight’s matchup.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder Head-to-Head
The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Timberwolves and Thunder have gone in favor of the Timberwolves, putting together a record of 7-3. In the previous three head-head to matchups between the Timberwolves and Thunder, the Thunder have gone 3-0 vs. the spread with an average scoring differential of 8 points per game.
Going back to the last five head-to-head games between the Thunder and Timberwolves, the over/under record in these games is 1-4 with a combined average of 215 points per contest.