Oklahoma City Thunder Travel to Minnesota to Face the Timberwolves
The Oklahoma City Thunder are towards the bottom of the Western Conference. However, they were able to beat the Denver Nuggets not long ago. Unfortunately, they play the Timberwolves again on Wednesday night.
The last time these two played, the Thunder were blown out by the Timberwolves. Will we see another loss dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday?
The Minnesota Timberwolves are moving up in the Western Conference and have claimed some notable wins. Recently, they were able to get a huge win over the Golden State Warriors, moving them up in the conference.
Another win here, over the Thunder, could actually see them move past the Denver Nuggets. Let’s take a look at both teams and make our pick for this one.
Game Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves March 9th
The Oklahoma City Thunder have the 30th-ranked scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 102.11 points per game. This awful offense has been the primary reason for them struggling to win games.
It’ll also be a problem for them on Wednesday as they try to keep up with the Timberwolves. For them to compete, the Thunder need to find a way to put points on the board.
Speaking of points, the Timberwolves are currently the No.2 scoring team in the NBA. They average 113.94 points per game, primarily because of Karl-Anthony Towns. With such a strong offense, it’s no surprise that they’ve gone on a winning streak recently.
The question is, can they keep up this win streak? Or, could they be stopped in their tracks by the unassuming Thunder.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Prediction
The last time these two teams played each other, the Thunder came in as 9.5-point underdogs. When the game ended, the score was 138-101; this game was only a few days ago.
Taking this into consideration, the margin will more than likely increase to over ten points. However, we still think the Timberwolves will cover the spread, regardless of the spread increasing by quite a bit.
Over their last three meetings, the Timberwolves are 3-0 against the Thunder. In those three games, they’ve covered the spread twice. This season, the Timberwolves have been pretty great against the spread, going 35-29-1 as of today.
With their ability to cover spreads, and their record against the Thunder, Minnesota is your best bet. So, should you take the over or under?
There are a few things to keep in mind when betting on the total in this game. For starters, in two of their last three meetings, the total has gone over. Also, the Timberwolves have a record of 41-24 against the total this year.
It’s clear that if you’re betting on this game, it’d be wise to take the over. Oklahoma City’s defense hasn’t been able to do much against Minnesota.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.