Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/25/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (27-19) at Minnesota Timberwolves (15-30)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.8 points and six rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.4 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four straight road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 111.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 10.9 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 22.4 points and 3.7 assists. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Layman is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five straight home games.
The Thunder are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Timberwolves are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog. The over is 6-1 in Thunder last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
With both teams on the end of a back to back, I guess you can make a case for the Minnesota Timberwolves simply because they're at home. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves are an awful, awful basketball team that's not going to change their stripes. Why the Timberwolves continue to get respect from oddsmakers makes no sense to me. The Minnesota Timberwolves are not good. At all. The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to win games and cover numbers. This feels too easy to take the Oklahoma City Thunder, but I'm doing it anyway.