Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/6/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (9-12) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (6-16)
Game Info: Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +2 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing five of their last seven 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 look for a win after splitting their last six 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 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Thunder are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday 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.
These teams just played last night and the game came down to the wire, so that pushes me in the direction of the points. Both teams aren't playing well and have tons of injuries. I'm not thrilled about backing either team, but I don't trust the Minnesota Timberwolves to win two games in a row and the young Thunder did get a confidence boost last night, taking Minnesota down to the wire last night. Give me the free bucket.