Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 3 (12/3): NBA

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 3 (12/3): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Thunder money line -130
Thunder spread -2 (-110)
Timberwolves money line +110
Timberwolves spread +2 (-110)
Over / under 231.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Oklahoma City Thunder Minnesota Timberwolves
Record 8-11 4-14
Road  / home record 3-6 2-5
Streak W2 W6
Points per game 116.00 108.78
Points allowed per game 118.22 116.00
Rebounds per game 44.89 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 48.89 43.56
Over / under record 14-5 10-8
 

Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves continue at home and will host the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Toyota Center on Saturday night. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Thunder led 3-1.

 

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 3-6 on the road so far ranking 4th in the Northwest division. They are 3-6 in Western Conference play. Oklahoma City ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 44.5 rebounds per game led by Josh Giddey averaging 7.4.

Luguentz Dort is shooting 30.4% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Thunder, while averaging 14.3 points. Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 29.4 points, six assists and 1.6 steals over the past 10 games for Oklahoma City.

In their last 10 games the Thunder are 4-6, averaging 123.3 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.2 points.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves get here with a 13-13 record and are 7-7 on the road so far this season ranking 4th in the Northwest. The Timberwolves are 3-3 in division play. Minnesota ranks seventh in the Western Conference with 33.2 defensive rebounds per game led by Rudy Gobert averaging 7.9.

D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.5 points and 6.2 assists for the Timberwolves. Edwards is averaging 22.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 45.0% over the past 10 games for Minnesota.

In their last 10 games the Twolves are 5-5, averaging 116.3 points, 40.7 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 9.5 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games.

Oklahoma City are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road.

Oklahoma City are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games.

Minnesota are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games against Oklahoma City.

Minnesota are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Thunder have been playing great offense since their All-Star Gilgeoux-Alexander returned with the team as they have scored over 123 points in their last 10 games but the problem is they're allowing 124 points per game on that strecht. The Timberwolves have played good lately as they have covered the spread in 3 of their last 4 games and with the return of Eric Gordon and Sengun I think they can keep this game very close. The Thunder had to travel to Minnesota for this game so the Timberwolves have some time extra of rest. Give me the Timberwolves. 

PICK: Timberwolves +2 (-110)

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