Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/5/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (9-11) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (5-16)
Game Info: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 106.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22 points and 4.3 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20.1 points and 2.2 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. Hamidou Diallo is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Thunder are 40-18 ATS in their last 58 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 overall. The over is 7-3 in Thunder last 10 overall. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
There's key injuries on both sides, as SGA has been ruled out for the OKC, while Towns won't play for the Timberwolves and Russell is questionable. The Timberwolves being favored makes some sense, but I can't bring myself to lay chalk with a team that's losing their last five games by an average of 7.2 points and losing on the road by an average of 12.9 points. I won't be getting involved in this game, but it's OKC and the points or pass.