Timberwolves vs Thunder Prediction - NBA Picks 12/26/23

Oklahoma City Thunder (18-9) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (22-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after winning 5 of their last 6 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a statement win after winning 7 of their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves rebounded from a loss to the 76ers with wins over the Lakers and Kings. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 25.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.2 points and 3 assists. Naz Reid is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Mike Conley ranks 6th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (5.3) this season.
  • Anthony Edwards is one of only nine qualified players in the league averaging at least 25.0 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Grizzlies and Clippers last week but are coming off a loss to the Lakers. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.8 points and 6.3 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 17.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.8) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (13.5).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (16.4).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (106.6).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for Q3 opponent points per game this season (24.0).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction

The Minnesota Timberwolves and free points are intriguing when you consider they've been one of the best teams in the league all season. However, five of the Timberwolves six losses this season have come on the road, and they could be without Karl-Anthony Towns again. The Oklahoma City Thunder are as health as any team in the league, they're 10-5 SU at home, and they're 18-9 ATS on the season. Also, OKC took the Timberwolves down to the wire a few weeks ago on the road. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Thunder at home.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -4

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